August 30, 2007
OSG to build Panamax product tankers
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) announced today that it will build four 73,500 dwt coated Panamax product carriers, or LR1 tankers, at the SPP Plant and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. based in Tong Yang, South Korea. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2010 and 2011.
OSG says that as product trades continue to shift and globalize, it is enhancing its fleet of larger size product carriers in order to better service its customer base. Larger size product carriers are more economical for customers, are a more flexible vessel and augment the Company's diverse fleet of crude oil tankers, medium- and long-range product carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.
The new vessels bring OSG's total fleet to 147 vessels, of which 107 are operating and an additional 40 vessels are slated for delivery between 2007 and 2011.