Chinese bulker owner and operator EGPN Bulk Carrier is ramping up investment in the tanker segment.

The company has ordered two more 18,500-dwt chemical tankers at China’s Wuhu Shipyard, adding to the six previous ordered there last year.

The chemical tankers will be built to comply with Phase 3 of the International Maritime Organization’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index standards and Tier II NOx rules.