Bahri-owned NCC receives new tanker

Two more vessels expected from South Korea this year.


National Chemical Carriers Ltd. Co. (NCC) of Saudi Arabia, owned 80% by The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (BAHRI) announced that it had received a new chemical tanker named “NCC REEM” from SHINAsb of South Korea, as part of nine vessel order placed in 2006.

“NCC REEM” has a DWT of 45,000 tonnes with (DNV) classification and 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 owned jointly by NCC and ODFJELL SE of Norway, which commenced operation in January 2010.

NCC has additional two vessels under construction at SHINAsb in South Korea with deliveries expected during 2012, in addition to one large chemical tanker of 75,000 DWT, to be constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) of South Korea at the price of SAR 247 million for delivery during 2013.

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