Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding looks like it has found a buyer for a pair of ultramaxes that Hong Kong’s KC Maritime had rejected earlier this year.
The two 64,000 dwt ships, Darya Rani and Darya Maya, were completed in March this year, but Splash understands KC Maritime decided not to take them. The ships are each equipped with four 30 tonne cranes.
Broking sources tell Splash that the highly aggressive Danish outfit Celsius Shipping has come in and bagged the pair for $17.5m each.
Celsius acts as a platform for investors to come in on ship acquisition deals with a focus on specialized tonnage.
A week ago Splash reported that Celsius had swooped for four other Chinese-built bulkers for $41m.
Having settled a dispute with Chinese yard Sainty Marine over three cancelled ship orders this June, Celsius has been aggressive in the S&P markets over the summer.