Claus-Peter Offen resumes fleet sell-off

Brokers sources tell Splash that the great Claus-Peter Offen ship sell-off continues, after a six-month break.

Last year the German owner sold seven ships, many of which were bank driven sales. Claus-Peter Offen is listed selling 71 vessels in eight years.

This time it’s the tanker section of the German line that has found buyers for two old handysize ships.

The 2004-built CPO Larisa Athena fetched $11m and the similar aged CPO Larisa Artemis has gone for around $8m, brokers tell Splash. Buyers have yet to be identified. Claus-Peter Offen had bought the two ships two years ago from Mercator Navigation.

Claus-Peter Offen is increasingly narrowing its scope, putting most eggs in the container basket, in which it’s listed with 44 ships. Its tankers division is significantly smaller with 17 ships and the bulker division has been trimmed down to two ships.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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