Japan’s Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has bagged a further nine contracts for methanol dual-fuelled kamsarmax bulk carriers.

The Hiroshima-based shipbuilder won the world’s first methanol dual-fuelled kamsarmax contract in a double order from trading house Mitsui & Co in January.

That was followed by an order for two ships from J Lauritzen in April.

All four ships are lined up for charters with grain trader Cargill.