Early this morning, Nordic American Tankers Ltd took delivery of a newbuilding suezmax tanker from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The vessel is about 150,000 tons and has the name of Nordic Harrier, which was the first NAT ship when becoming stocklisted on the New York Stock Exchange September 15, 1995.
This new suezmax will commence a contract for six years to ASYAD Shipping Company of the Sultanate of Oman. The contract is producing earnings and cashflow as from delivery from the yard, creating financial stability and a further foothold in this important area.
Another newbuilding from Samsung is coming at the end of June. This vessel also has a contract for six years to the Sultanate of Oman.
NAT experience over many years is that everything is on schedule when Samsung shipyard is involved.