S & P
In the panamax segment, the Japanese controlled M/V RED SETO (75,957 dwt 2002 blt Tsuneishi Zosen) has been sold for US$ 13.8m to Greek buyers while the one year younger - Japanese owned - M/V NAVIOS CIELO (75,834 dwt 2003 blt Sanoyas) understand is committed again to Greek buyers for US$ 14.2m with her ss/dd freshly passed.
Finally the Fantasy type handysize M/V CLIPPER FAITH (29,534 dwt 1998 blt Dalian) has been sold at an auction in Dublin for circa US$ 6.4m to Greeks.
In the Tanker S+P market, Norwegian Owners DSD have sold the M/T STAVANGER VIKING
(105,400 dwt 2004 blt Sumitomo) at region US$ 21.5m. AET’s M/T EAGLE PHOENIX (106,127 dwt, 1998 blt Namura) reported sold to F. Eastern buyers at US$ 9.7m.
A slightly more subdued week in the newbuilding market, with lower levels of activity than we have seen over the past few weeks. Nevertheless, reported orders have very much been focussed on the same sectors that have seen notable levels of ordering so far this year, namely the Ultramax sector in dry and MR product tankers in wet. As we move closer towards the second half of 2013 it will be particularly interesting to see whether demand for newbuildings continues to maintain the pace set over the past six months.
In the dry sector, Golden Ocean announced an order for three firm plus three option SDARI design 64,000 DWT Ultramax at Chengxi. Pricing of these vessels is yet to be disclosed however delivery of the firm vessels was reported for the first half of 2015.
Similarly, just one order to report in the tanker market, with Alterna Capital Partners having placed an order for two firm plus two option 50,000 DWT MR product carriers at Hyundai Mipo. Pricing was undisclosed, however delivery of the firm vessels is planned for 2015 and options in 2016.
In the container market, it is understood that Asiatic Lloyd Shipping have taken over and declared the third and fourth optional vessels in a series of 8,800 TEU container carriers at Hyundai Samho, the original vessels having been ordered by Clients of International Maritime Enterprises. Delivery of both declared options is due for 2015.
In other sectors, JMU have taken an order for two firm 12,000 DWT general cargo steel carriers from China Steel Express Corp., with both vessels for delivery in 2015 and believed to be priced at USD 13.65 Mill each. Finally, Jahre Marine have placed an order for one firm plus one option 6,200 CBM LNG bunkering vessels at AVIC Dingheng. Pricing per vessels is in the region USD 35 Mill with delivery in 2015.