Saudi Arabia's NCC firm gets tanker from South Korea

Vessel is the first of an order of nine placed in 2006 and 2007.


National Chemical Carriers Ltd. Co. (NCC), a subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (BAHRI) has received its first new chemical tanker – part of an order of nine – from SHINAsb in South Korea.

The order was placed in 2006 and 2007 and has a total value of $US460,000.

The new vessel, named ‘NCC SHAMS’ has a DWT of 45,000 tonness with DNV classification, full IMO 2 notations and cargo capacity of 53,200 cubic metres comprising 22 Zink/Epoxy coated cargo tanks with 20 full segregations.

The vessel will be commercially operated by NCC ODFJELL Chemical Tankers JLT, located in Dubai and jointly owned by NCC and ODFJELL SE of Norway.

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