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.