mt MATUKU delivered to Grindrod Shipping
Grindrod Shipping PTE Ltd took delivery of the vessel mt MATUKU, a 50,300 dwt petroleum/ chemical tanker from SPP Shipbuilding Company in Korea on 29 March 2016. The delivery took place at the same time as the naming ceremony at the Duc Po facility of SPP.
The ship was named by the lady sponsor, Sarah Powell, wife of the managing Director of COLL, the logistics company responsible for fuel distribution around the New Zealand coast.
COLL will be the ultimate charterer of the vessel that will be bareboat chartered from Grindrod to Silver Fern, a subsidiary of ASP of Australia.
Joining Mrs Powell and her husband, Jon Kelly, on the naming podium at Duc Po was the CEO of Grindrod Shipping, Martyn Wade.
From left: David Borcoski, MD ASP; Warren Nelson, General Manager Silver Fern; Jon Kelly, MD Coastal Logistics Ltd; Sarah Powell, lady sponsor (wife of J Kelly); SM Bae, MD SPP; and Martyn Wade, CEO Grindrod Shipping.