Denmark’s handysize specialist, Janchart Shipping, is linked to its first handy bulker purchase in 2020, marking its eleventh geared vessel acquisition.
Brokers say Janchart has shaken hands with US-based Apex Bulk Carriers, paying around $8m for the nine-year- old 34,300 DWT Thomas C, its first Korean-built ship. Janchart’s focus has so far been on purchasing only elderly, Japanese-built ships.
Janchart was established in 1992 by its current director, Jan Jørgensen. It started out as a broker in dry cargo, chartering mainly in the handysize segment.
Dutch shipowner Vroon’s offshore arm Vroon Offshore Services has disposed of three platform supply vessels as part of a “right-sizing” of its PSV fleet.
VOS Power, VOS Producer and VOS Prominence, built between 2006 and 2007, joined Vroon on delivery from the shipyard and have mainly been engaged in North Sea operations. Of late, the vessels have been laid-up in The Netherlands.
“Although kept well maintained and in excellent technical condition throughout this period, the recent downturn in offshore oil & gas markets and continuing negative employment outlook resulted in a recent decision to divest the units,” Vroon said.
The vessels will be sent to a specialized Dutch ship-recycling facility later this month, where they will be dismantled in full compliance with both EU/national laws and all applicable international regulations.
Vroon will be left with 17 PSVs in its substantial offshore fleet.
Genoa-based Premuda has had a busy week bringing in one vessel and chartering out another.
The company's CEO Marco Fiori said that its Four Jolly joint venture with Messina Group has just signed a time charter with Petrobras for the LR2 tanker Four Wind.
The vessel goes out on a two-year charter at $20,000 per day,with an option of a third-year at $21,000 per day.
Fiori also revealed that Premuda has sealed an agreement with Imabari's Minaminippon Shipbuilding for a 50,000DWT MR tanker newbuilding to be chartered in for five years,with two-year option and purchase options, upon delivery,scheduled in mid-2022.
The vessel is the third brought in via the Japanese yard. A first MR,called Yufu Crown,was delivered to the Pillarstone-controlled company earlier this year (also on a five-year charter with purchase options) and a second unit will follow at the beginning of 2022.
Norway’s ADS Crude Carriers has reduced its fleet to two following the sale of scrubber-fitted 2002-built VLCC ADS Stratus.
ADS fetched a price of $25.5m for the vessel, significantly higher than the $24.51m value placed on it by VesselsValue. According to a post on social media by parent company Shiphold, the sale was at a $3m premium to the price paid for the vessel in 2018.
Delivery to the new owners, who were not named, is scheduled for around September 17.
Norway’s Solstad Offshore has sealed an agreement with Ørsted for the hire of 2013-built CSV Normand Jarl to support the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.
Commencement is scheduled for the second quarter of 2021, and the firm period on the contract is 15 months with five additional one-month options.
Shenzhen COSCO LPG Shipping, a unit of COSCO Shipping Group, has acquired the 2012-built 3,500 cum LPG carrier Feng Yi 2 from domestic owner Zhejiang Fengyi Shipping.
The vessel has been renamed Ji Xiang Yuan and will be deployed for domestic gas shipping services. While the price of the transaction was not revealed, VesselsValue places a $6.77m market value on the vessel.
Following the acquisition, Shenzhen COSCO LPG Shipping expands to six LPG carriers with a total capacity of 21,910 cum.
Chinese domestic dry bulk operator CSC Phoenix has announced the sale of the 1987-built 43,500 DWT handymax bulker Ling Hai.
The Japanese-built vessel has been sold to Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling for RMB19.12m ($2.78m) via an auction, slightly higher than VesselsValue’s valuation of $2.55m.
Danish tanker owner Nordic Shipholding has listed 2007-built, 38,400 DWT MR tanker Nordic Hanne for sale.
The sale should generate around $10m, with VesselsValue placing a market value on the vessel at $10.7m.
Nordic Shipholding said the five tankers in its fleet would continue to be commercially deployed on a pool basis for the rest of this year.
UAE-based Nan Lian Ship Management has been confirmed as the buyer of the 2001-built 159,200 DWT Suezmax tanker Sonangol Kizomba.
Multiple shipbroking houses reported last week that the DSME-built vessel had been sold by Angolan state oil company Sonangol for a price of $12.3m, lower than VesselsValue’s valuation of $14.35m. Seasure Shipbroking has identified the buyer as Nan Lian Ship Management, with ship registration information showing that the vessel has been renamed Antares Shine.
Dubai-based Nan Lian Ship Management currently owns two tankers.
Greek owner Performance Shipping, formerly Diana Containerships, has sold its last boxship to complete its reincarnation as a pure-play Aframax tanker owner.
Performance has entered an agreement to sell the 2001-built Panamax boxship Domingo, to an unaffiliated third party, for a price of $5.6m. The vessel has already been delivered this week, leaving the company with a fleet of four Aframax tankers.
This will enable us to take advantage of growth opportunities, which will help us increase our presence in the Aframax tanker market.