CHINA National Machinery Import and Export Corp (CMC) has launched a new, 29,000 tonne vessel which has been built for export to Cuba.
According to the China Daily, which quoted a CMC official, the ship will leave for Cuba in about four months.
This vessel, named the Casablanca, is the first of two being sold to Cuba but details of the contract value were not available.
CMC's first business with Cuba was in 1986, when it sold the Caribbean nation three 12,300 tonne multi-purpose cargo vessels.
The vessels were constructed by the Tianjin New Harbour Ship Building Factory, the official said, adding that his company had successfully co-operated with the factory four times since 1985.
The Tianjin shipbuilder supplied four 7,000-tonne freight vessels to the former Czechoslovakia and another 12,600-tonne container vessel to Bangladesh.
Two 8,500-tonne multi-purpose cargo ships for Hong Kong are under construction.