New York-listed VLCC tanker owner DHT Holdings has revealed a charter for one of its VLCCs has been canceled, while it has secured a new charter for another.
2006-built DHT Scandinavia suffered a significant delayed discharging cargo on its current voyage leading to a failure to deliver the vessel on time for a 12-month time charter contract. The charter, which includes a three-month option, was subsequently canceled. VesselsValue shows a day rate of $67,300 on the deal.
Meanwhile, 2018-built DHT Stallion has entered into a two-year time-charter, with options, with an oil major at $41,800 per day. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered next month.
Symeon Palios-led Performance Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Aramco Trading Company for 2011-built Aframax Blue Moon.
The charter is for a period of 17 to 19 months at a rate of $28,000 per day.
Performance Shipping, formerly Diana Containerships, entered the tanker sector in August last year and has built up a fleet of four Aframaxes alongside a single Panamax container vessel.
The Sumitomo-built Blue Moon was acquired from Maersk Tankers in an en bloc deal last year, and at the time was named Maersk Jeddah.
Minoa Marine has emerged as the highest bidder from last week’s most popular bulker sale, adding its second post-Panamax.
The seller, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), got $8.35m for the 15-year-old 88,200 DWT JP Magenta.
Athens-based Minoa Marine has timed the market well, taking over a ship at a time when the Baltic Dry Index has passed the 1,000-point mark for the first time this year.
Taiwanese bulk carrier operator Franbo Lines has announced that the company has sold its 2008-built 9,000 DWT general cargo vessel New Lucky.
The Japanese-built geared vessel has been sold to Turkish bulk operator Ranmarine Denizcilik. The value of the deal was not disclosed. VesselsValue’s valuation on the vessel is $3.46m.
The vessel will be delivered before September 15.
Franbo Lines currently owns a fleet of 13 vessels comprising of three handy bulkers, nine small bulkers and one Ro-Lo ship.
Greek tanker owner Salmar Shipping has acquired the 2003-built Suezmax tanker SKS Sinni from Norwegian owner SKS Tankers, a tanker unit of Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group.
Shipbroking house Clarksons reported that Salmar bought the 159,000 DWT Hyundai-built tanker for a price of $20m.
The acquisition marks the company’s entry into the Suezmax tanker sector and the vessel will become the largest vessel in the company’s fleet which also features two MR1 tankers and three small chemical tankers.
Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has found a buyer for one of its four remaining Ultramaxes, a vessel that’s been in the shop window for months.
Despite uncertainly in the segment, EPS managed to bag a very firm price for its youngest Ultramax, the one-year-old, Chinese built 61,200 DWT Divinegate, sold for just under $23m.
Indian owner Mercator has sold its 2000-built 47,000 DWT MR tanker Prem Mala via auction as part of a sell off its fleet.
According to reports by Seasure Shipbroking and Advanced Shipping & Trading, the Japanese-built vessel was bought by UAS-based Nan Lian Shipmanagement for a price of $4.8m, lower than VesselsValue’s valuation of $6m.
Following the sale, Mercator’s fleet is left with one vessel, the 1999-built LR2 tanker Prem Pride.
Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a new time charter with Uniper for 2014-built Panamax bulker Atalandi.
The charter commences on June 9, in direct continuation of the current charter, at a rate of $9,300 per day and for a period of 13 to 16 months. Uniper was previously paying $12,250 per day for the vessel.
Of Diana Shipping’s 41 bulkers, Uniper currently has three on charter.
Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has sealed a time charter contract with Koch Shipping in Singapore for 2014-built Capesize G.P. Zafirakis.
The charter commenced over the weekend and runs through to between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 at a gross charter rate of $13,200 per day. The rate is significantly lower than the $17,000 per day previously being paid for the vessel by Swiss Marine.
Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a new time charter contract with Uniper Global Commodities for 2013-built post-Panamax bulker Phaidra.
The new charter commenced last week in direct continuation of the previous charter. Uniper has taken the vessel for 11 to 14 months at a rate of $9,400 per day, having previously been paying $10,800 per day.
The charter will generate around $3.1 million in revenue based on the minimum time charter period.