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Clipper bags ultramax resales

Danish firm Clipper has emerged as the buyer of two resale bulkers. The company announced today it is taking delivery of two SDARI64 bulkers during the coming months from financially troubled Sainty Shipbuilding in Yangzhou, China.

The vessels, to be named Clipper Kalavryta and Clipper Kythira, were purchased as resales and were part of an original order for four ultramaxes placed by Greece’s National Energy Transportation (NET).

“The delivery of these 64,000 dwt vessels supports our strategy, namely to grow our fleet in the handysize, supramax and ultramax segments, with modern vessels less than four years old in average,” Clipper said in a release. No price was given for the resales.

Following the delivery of Clipper Kalavryta and Clipper Kythira, Clipper’s ultramax fleet will count 14 ships built in years 2013 to 2015.

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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