UK owner Lomar Shipping has acquired 2010-built 2,872 TEU boxship pair Angol and Angeles from Germany’s NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft.
Brokers are reporting the en bloc deal for a total of $20m, with VesselsValue indicating a total fair market value of over $29m for the two ships.
NSC now has six ships committed for sale according to VesselsValue, leaving it with a diverse fleet of 19 ships when the sales are all completed.
Lomar Shipping operates a fleet of over 80 container vessels, bulk carriers, chemical and product tankers.
Monaco-headquartered Scorpio Bulkers has sold 2015-built Ultramax pair SBI Leo and SBI Lyra.
The two vessels, which were financed via a sale-and-leaseback deal with China’s Avic Leasing in 2019, were sold for a total of around $35m.
Delivery of the vessels is expected to take place by the end of the first quarter of 2021, by which point Scorpio Bulkers plans to have exited the dry bulk sector. The company announced a transition to offshore wind in August last year and has since sold off a large chunk of its fleet.
Greek dry bulk outfit Pavimar has doubled the size of its Capesize fleet with an acquisition from Imabari Senpaku according to multiple broking reports.
Advanced Shipping & Trading and Seasure Shipbroking have both reported that Pavimar has forked out around $17.5m for the 2006-built cape Ocean Compass. The vessel has a value of $13.44m according to VesselsValue, although it has just passed a special survey and is fitted with a ballast water treatment system.
Pavimar, founded by Ismini Panagiotidi in 2014, currently owns a fleet of 11 bulkers according to VesselsValue.
Greek dry bulk owner Globus Maritime has secured new a time charter for its 2010-built Supramax Star Globe.
The Chinese-built vessel commenced its charter yesterday, with an unnamed client, for a period of five to eight months. The contract value will sit between $1.4m and $2.6m, depending on the length of charter.
Globus owns a fleet of six bulkers.
Swiss-headquartered containerline Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) shows no sign of slowing down its buying of secondhand boxships.
According to Clarksons and Allied, MSC has taken the 2000-built 2,506 TEU pair Maira and Nikolas from Global Ship Lease. The price on the deal was not disclosed, however, according to VesselsValue the market value of the two ships is around $10m total.
While MSC and Global Ship Lease have yet to confirm a deal for the two Samsung-built ships, they have been on charter to MSC and many of the vessels the Swiss line has acquired of late have been ships it has had on charter.
According to VesselsValue, MSC still has nine secondhand boxships set to deliver to its fleet from its buying spree last quarter, not including this latest deal.
Monaco’s Scorpio Bulkers continues to sell down its fleet, announcing the sale of the 2018-built Kamsarmax SBI Lynx for $22.25m.
The vessel was on long-term charter from Norway’s Ocean Yield, and Scorpio exercised its option to sell the vessel to an unnamed third party.
Delivery is scheduled by the end of March, and the sale reduces the Scorpio Bulkers fleet further as it moves to exit the dry bulk sector as part of a transition to offshore wind.
Taiwanese liner Wan Hai’s buying spree continues with the acquisition of 2005-built 6,350 TEU boxship Partner Star from Greek owner Costamare.
The company announced that it bought the Japanese-built ship for a price of $24.75m, substantially higher than VesselsValue’s valuation of $20.52m for the vessel.
The latest deal follows the company buying the 6,350 teu Hyundai New York from Eastern Pacific for $27m.
Wan Hai has been one of the most aggressive buyer in the secondhand containership market recently with the acquisition of six ships in total during December.
Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine for its 2007-built 174,261 DWT Capesize Semirio.
The gross charter rate is $13,500 per day for a period until October 5, 2021 minimum up to December 20, 2021 maximum.
The company expects the deployment to generate approximately $3.7m of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Diana Shipping’s fleet currently consists of 37 dry bulk vessels.
Scorpio Bulkers continues its bulker fleet clearout having entered into an agreement to sell the 2016-built Ultramax bulker SBI Phoebe.
The vessel has fetched a price of $17.65m and delivery of the vessel is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2021.
Scorpio Bulkers announced its intention to exit the dry bulk sector during 2021 and is investing in wind turbine installation vessels.
The company has recently sold eight vessels and has contracted to sell seventeen additional vessels, all of which are expected to close in the first half of 2021. Scorpio Bulkers also intends to sell its 24 remaining wholly-owned or finance leased dry bulk vessels during 2021.
UAE-based jackup rig operator Shelf Drilling has entered into an agreement to sell its 2019-built Jackup rig Shelf Drilling Journey to Adnoc Drilling.
The rig has fetched a price of $77.6m and it is expected to be delivered during the first quarter of 2021.
Following the sale, Shelf Drilling will have a fleet of 35 Jackup rigs.