Elcano orders double

Spanish owner Elcano is adding to its chemical tanker fleet with an order for two ships in China.

Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding said it had signed a deal to construct two 13,000-dwt stainless steel vessels.

Delivery of the first will be in the second half of 2016.

The shipowner has five chemical and products carriers on the water and its orderbook consists of two LNG carriers and two bulkers.