Celsius takes Hansa chemical tanker

Norway’s Hansa Tankers has sold an eight-year-old Japanese chemical tanker to Celsius Shipping, according to broker reports. The Shin Kurushima-built 19,999 dwt Mid Fighter was sold for around $21m.

Having resolved a shipbuilding cancellation dispute with a Chinese yard this June, Celsius has been busy eyeing prospects in the S&P markets.

In July, it snapped up an ultramax bulker resale.

Celsius acts as a platform for investors to come in on ship acquisition deals with a focus on specialized tonnage. Its investments to date have been centred on chemical and product tankers as well as LPG tankers with dry bulk only coming into play recently.


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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