Brokers report that up and coming private Indian tanker player Aza Shipping has taken its first VLCC. The company, founded in January last year, is linked with the AET Tankers-controlled Bunga Kasturi Dua. The Japanese-built, 12-year-old ship is costing Aza $31m.
In 2016, Aza bought two suezmaxes from Greece’s Kyklades Maritime. While these two ships are now listed on Aza’s website, the VLCC has yet to be mentioned.