Shell Said by TradeWinds in Talks to Build and Charter Tankers

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) is in talks on building and chartering as many as 20 Medium Range tankers to carry oil products, TradeWinds reported, citing unidentified shipbrokers.

Shell and shipyards Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (010620) Co., based in Ulsan, South Korea, and SPP Shipbuilding Co. are discussing constructing 10 of the vessels with options to build another 10 at a possible price of $28.5 million, according to the shipping- industry newspaper.

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