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Korean shipyard wins order of 14 new LNG tankers

High demand for LNG provides Samsung Heavy with orders on LNG tankers valued around USD 3bn. Buyers are shipping companies from Bermuda and Africa.

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South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy has secured orders for 14 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker vessels for unnamed shipowners from Bermuda and Africa, writes Yonhap News Agency.

12 of the 14 vessels at a total value of roughly USD 3bn will go to Bermuda, and each has a size of 174,000 cubic meters, while the remaining two have been commissioned by an African company.

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