Thanassis Martinos-led Eastern Mediterranean Maritime (Eastmed) has picked up a new kamsarmax bulker from Japan’s Nisshin Shipping, according to brokers.
Advanced Shipping & Trading and Seasure Shipbroking are both reporting that Eastmed has paid around $28.5m for the newly built Aquavita Air. The bulker, which was delivered to Nisshin by Oshima Shipyard in February 2020, has a value of around $26.95m according to VesselsValue.
If confirmed, the acquisition takes Eastmed’s bulker fleet to 40 vessels. It also owns 10 containerships and 29 tankers.
The seller, Nisshin, has had a busy week offloading ships. Various brokers are reporting the sale of 2016-built kamsarmax Western Monaco for $18m to $18.5m, with the buyer said to be Korean. Clarksons is reporting the buyer as KCH Shipping.