Sloman Neptun orders Hyundai Mipo tanker
Sloman Neptun has ordered a 20,600 cu m LPG tanker from Hyundai Mipo shipyard, the Bremen-based shipping company said in a stock exchange release.
The vessel is due for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company said it wanted to avail itself of cheap prices offered by the yards, although it would not reveal the value of the order.
Sloman Neptun said the tanker was of a size not yet represented in Sloman Neptun"s fleet and would increase the range of its gas tanker activities. The company operates tankers and multipurpose vessels.
The reported a profit of ?7.1m ($9.6m) last year, compared with ?11.3m in 2008.