26 June 2009 15:15 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Stolt Tankers has cancelled a contract with South Korea’s SLS Shipbuilding for the construction of a 44,000 deadweight tonne (dwt) coated parcel tanker, the Norwegian chemical shipping firm said on Friday.
Stolt cited extended delivery delays. The ship, the second in a series of four ships ordered from SLS, was originally scheduled for delivery in September 2008, it said.
The cancellation follows the cancellation of the first ship in the series from SLS in March, also because of delays.
Stolt had ordered four 44,000 dwt tankers from SLS in 2006. At the time, it said that the total price for the four vessels was around $340m (€241m).
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