Chinese domestic bulk shipping operator CSC Pheonix has acquired two 23,800 dwt handysize bulk carriers from Minsheng Bank via auction.
The two vessels, the 2009-built Chang Heng Hai and the 2010-built Chang Ling Hai, have been operated by CSC Phoenix since April 2018 under a charter contract.
The total price paid for the two vessels is RMB76.9m ($11.2m).
CSC Phoenix said the acquisition is in line with the company’s strategy to develop a sustainable fleet. The company has been facing capacity shortage issues after the former owner Sinotrans & CSC refused to extend charter of 13 bulkers to the company.
In November, CSC Phoenix acquired a 2000-built handysize bulker Xing Qiang from Shanghai Haiyu Shipping. Then last month the company suffered yet another round of resignations with all eight employees from its heavy cargo transportation department quitting.