UK-based Anglo International Shipping has snapped up the 98,000 DWT Jo Jin Maru (built 2012) for $20m. The ship was purchased from its close Japanese friend Kambara Kisen, who bought a one year older sister ship from in August 2018 for a million more.
If the latest deal is confirmed, Anglo International Shipping will have bought seven post-Panamax sized bulkers since ex-Graig CEO Steven Davies and Anglo International made their debut in 2017 with the acquisition of two 2013-built Chinese-built Kamsarmaxes. All the company’s ships start with the Anglo suffix.
Symeon Palios-led Greek owner Performance Shipping, formerly known as Diana Containerships, has sold 2006-built 6,541 TEU post-Panamax containership Pucon.
Delivery is expected by December 5, to an unnamed third party, and the sale price is $20.215m. MSI values the vessel at $18.5m.
The sale will leave Performance Shipping with just two container vessels, one post-Panamax and one Panamax, as well asan Aframax tanker recently acquired from Maersk Tankers.
Maersk Tankers has confirmed the acquisition of seven handy tankers from Malaysian owner AET.
Maersk has taken over the 2009-built Bunga Akasia and Bunga Alamanda, as well as the 2010-built Bunga Allium, Bunga Angsana, Bunga Angelica, Bunga Azalea and Bunga Aster for $93.5m in total.
“In line with our strategic goal of developing a dynamic fleet and our belief in the tanker market, this acquisition will enhance our position in the market,” said Soren Meyer, chief asset officer at Maersk Tankers.
The company reckons the addition of the vessels will help Maersk Tankers’ handy pool sustain its strong commercial position and drive market outperformance.
The company has taken delivery of the first vessel Bunga Akasia, which was renamed Hans Maersk. The remaining vessels are expected to deliver over the coming months.
Monaco-headquartered Scorpio Tankers has added 19 vessels to its fleet in a deal with Trafigura Maritime Logistics.
The 19 vessels, all fitted with scrubbers, are made up of 15 Hyundai Vinashin MR Product tankers and four New Times-built LR2 product tankers. Fifteen of the tankers are currently on the water(2019-built), while four of the MRs are set for delivery in 2020.
Scorpio Tankers will assume the eight-year finance lease arrangement (which includes purchase options) worth $668m and issue approximately 4.7m shares to Trafigura, valuing the deal at $803m.
Scorpio Tankers also sealed private placements with Trafigura for a total of $50m.
Trafigura will own around 10% of the ordinary shares of Scorpio Tankers when the transactions are completed.
Ancora Investment Trust has acquired 2007-built MR1 product tanker, Alexander Spirit, from Teekay LNG Partners, multiple brokers report.
The Greek MR Product tanker specialist has paid $11.5m for the tanker according to both Seasure Shipbroking and Advanced Shipping & Trading, the price is significantly cheaper than the $12.6m valuation of the ship by VesselsValue.
Ancora currently has a fleet of 11 MRs, and if confirmed the acquisition is the company’s first in over two years.
Hong Kong dry bulk shipowner, Pacific Basin, has added two supramaxes and two handysizes to its fleet, sealing four separate deals worth a total of $73.84m.
The four unidentified vessels are all constructed in Japan, and made up of two 2015-built (Shikoku) handysizes, a 2015-built (Tsuneishi) supramax and a 2012-built (Imabari) supramax.
Three of the vessels are currently on time charter to Pacific Basin, who is paying a mixture of cash and shares for each transaction. A total of $49,472,800 will be paid out in cash, with shares issued to settle the remaining $24,367,200.
Pacific Basin, which has a fleet of 115 bulkers at the moment, said the deal is in line with its strategic plan of acquiring quality secondhand Japanese-built ships.
U.S.-based ship owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of the second of six recently acquired Ultramax dry bulk vessels.
The ship, that has been renamed the M/V Sydney Eagle, is a 2015-built, high specification scrubber-fitted SDARI-64 bulker built at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
The first unit from the batch, that has been renamed the M/V Dublin Eagle, was delivered to its new owner less than a week earlier.
Four of the six bulkers, acquired earlier through two separate deals, would be delivered with scrubbers. The additions are part of Eagle Bulk Shipping’s fleet renewal strategy.
Once it takes delivery of the four remaining units, Eagle Bulk Shipping, one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax/Ultramax segment, will have a fleet of 50 ships, including 20 Ultramax dry bulk vessels acquired over the last 36 months.
John Fredriksen’s Seatankers Management has made its first second-hand bulker acquisition deal in over three years, acquiring the 2012-built Capesize bulker Frontier Voyager.
The company’s most recent bulker S&Pdeal dates back to May 2016, when it acquired two resale Panamax bulkers at Indian yard Reliance Defence and Engineering.
Shipbroking sources said Japanese owner Fukujin Kisen sold the Tsuneishi Cebu-built 180,700 DWT vessel to Seatankers for a price of around $26m. The vessel is not fitted with a ballast water treatment system.
Seatankers is in the middle of a massive fleet expansion program. The company currently owns a fleet of 17 vessels with 25 new ship-buildings on its order book.
Containership owner and operator Seaspan Corporation has purchased an unidentified 9,600 TEU containership.
The company said on September 9 that itentered into a fixed-rate time charter agreement for the 2010-built vessel with Singapore-based shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE).
The time charter will be for a term of 36 months with an option for up to an additional four months.
The vessel acquisition is the first one announced by the company since it closed a new USD 1 billion portfoliofinancing program in May this year. Providing Seaspan with the flexibility to add, substitute and remove vessels, the program will initially consist of a portfolio of 36 vessels.
Seaspan expects to take delivery of the vessel by the end of April 2020, expanding its fleet to 113 vessels.
Italian shipowner d’Amico Dry has sold 2008-built supramax bulk carrier Medi Valencia.
The company said: “We can confirm the sale of the m/v Medi Valencia (56,000 DWT) but we cannot disclose the name of the buyer and the price due to confidentiality clause. The sale of this vessel from d’Amico Dry is part of the company’s strategy to renovate its fleet”.
According to brokers, following an earlier sale which finally failed, the buyer of the Medi Valencia is SR Shipping of Bangladesh which already controls a fleet of five supramax and six handymax bulkers. The sale price is said to be around $12.3m.