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Ebe in for Daiichi Chuo cape

Embattled Daiichi Chuo continues to offload tonnage. The Japanese line, which declared bankruptcy last September, has just sold the  Shining Dragon capesize to Belgian firm Ebe for $26.5m.

The 180,200 dwt ship was built in 2012 at Imabari in Japan. Online pricing portal VesselsValue.com lists the ship as worth $26.25m.

Ebe was founded this year by Basile Aloy, part of the famous Belgian shipowning family, the Saverys.

Antwerp-headquartered Ebe has stated it is in the market for high quality dry bulk tonnage, from supramaxes to capesizes, taking advantage of today’s low price environment to build up a fleet fast.


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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