Shell Said by TradeWinds in Talks to Build and Charter Tankers

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc 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 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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