China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has returned to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) for a tanker newbuilding.

The company has booked a single 115,000-dwt ship to be delivered in April 2024. It is paying $51.5m.

The contract follows the company's announcement on Friday that it has received approval from its board of directors to order no more than three aframax tankers at the state-owned shipyard.