Strike two for Cosco

Cosco Corp (Singapore) has secured its second newbuilding deal of the day.

SGX quoted Cosco Singapore says an Asian owner has booked two 64,000-dwt bulkers at its Zhoushan shipyard.

Delivery of the ships, which are costing $56m, is set for the end of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

The bulker contract was announced just a few hours after Maersk Supply Service ordered up to six subsea supply vessels at Cosco Dalian in a deal worth at least $470m

Last week TradeWinds reported Sham Chellaram-controlled KC Maritime had penned two 64,000-dwt and two 82,000-dwt bulkers at Cosco Shipyard Group.