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Italian firm orders petrochemical carriers

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Dec 22 -- South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. has received a $145 million order to build three petrochemical carriers for Italy's Petro Barbaro Shipping SPA.

STX Shipbuilding will start delivering the vessels to Pietro Barbaro Shipping SPA from 2008, the company said. Each carrier will have a cargo carrying capacity of 51,000 tons.

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