Expanding Abu Dhabi shipowner Adnoc Logistics & Services (Adnoc L&S) is splashing out more than $300m on six LR2 tanker resales in a deal with Maersk Tankers.

Brokers said Adnoc L&S will pay about $53m each for the newbuildings, which were originally contracted five years ago by Maersk Tankers at China's Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co as part of a 10-ship order.