Transpetro opens bid for eight product tankers

Transpetro, a subsidiary of Brazilian energy giant Petrobas, has announced that it will launch a new bid for eight product tankers. Five of the 30K dwt vessels  were to be built by the shipyard Rio Nave (RJ), which had executed a contract with the subsidiary of Petrobras. The other three 45K dwt vessels were being negotiated with Estaleiro Mauá, but no agreement was reached in terms of prices and the agreement was not signed. With the cancellation of the two bids, the eight ships will now be bid out in two lots.