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Celsius takes KC Maritime rejects

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.


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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