Horizon Tankers orders MRs at Zhoushan Changhong

Source:Splash247.com
2024.05.20
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Greece’s Horizon Tankers is set to expand its MR fleet with up to six newbuilds in China.

The Anthony Comninos-led owner has contracted four 50,000 dwt chemical/product carriers at Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2026.

The yard has revealed no price, but shipbuilding sources suggest $45m and upwards per ship. The contract includes two options for one additional unit, exercisable at a later date.

According to shipbuilding databases, Piraeus-based Horizon last booked newbuils in 2014 when it ordered a pair of MRs at South Korea’s Sungdong. The company, set up in 2007, lists a fleet of four suezmaxes and eight MR2s on its website.

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