A Japanese trading house has split an order for three kamsarmax bulkers between methanol and conventional fuel.

Orix Corp ordered two dual-fuel methanol kamsarmaxes from Tsuneishi Shipbuilding’s yard in Zhoushan, China and one conventionally fuelled vessel from Oshima’s Koyagi Shipyard in Japan.

The conventionally fuelled order is for Japanese shipowner Santoku Senpaku, which was bought out by Orix in February.