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Berlian Laju takes Thenamaris aframax

After much speculation among brokers in recent weeks Clarksons Research is finally able to reveal that Indonesia’s Berlian Laju Tankers is behind the purchase of an aframax tanker belonging to Thenamaris of Greece. Berlian Laju is thought to have paid around $12.5m for the 2000-built Seafaith II after a host of other Asian owners were linked with the ship.

“The sellers appear to have achieved a strong price given the backdrop of falling values, although it is important to consider that the deal involved lengthy subjects which would usually have a positive impact on the price,” Clarksons noted in a weekly report.

The vessel will be employed on a storage project in Indonesia for PetroChina.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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