first_imgzoom Oslo-listed gas carrier owner Solvang ASA and partners have signed a contract with Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of two 78,700 cbm Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) carriers.The vessels will be Panamax VLGC vessels, with the feature of being able to transit both the new and old Panama canal, Solvang said in a stock exchange filing.The new vessels are scheduled for delivery in Q2 and Q3 2017 respectively and will, upon delivery, enter 10 year timecharter contracts with an undisclosed oil major.Solvang will be the managing owner of the newbuilds and the vessels will be placed into one of the existing shipowning companies where Solvang has 30% ownership.The order follows delivery of the third and last of the three Large Gas Carriers (LGC) constructed at HHI in August. The first vessel from the batch was delivered on April 8th, and the second vessel was delivered on June 1st.Solvang currently owns 50% of the existing global Panamax VLGC fleet.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Pramitha Bandara resigned after his father Janaka Bandara was sacked from his post of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Dambulla District organiser. Thilina Bandara Tennakoon has been appointed as the new Central Province Minister of Industries.He fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon.