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ADNOC quits handysize bulk trades

United Arab Emirates-based Abu Dhabi National Oil and its 77-ship strong shipowning arm ADNOC Logistics & Services has made an unexpected move, quitting the handysize bulker segment.

Brokers report that ADNOC has sold three Hyundai Mipo-built 36,00 dwt bulkers built between 2010 and 2011. Its selling streak started last week when the Arrilah-I was sold for $8.9m. This week its two remaining sister ships are reported sold, the Umm Ad Dalkh and Shah.

Clarkson Research notes that the duo were sold on an en bloc basis for just below $9m each.

The trio of bulkers have been with ADNOC since they left the yard.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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