Eco Carriers swoops for Neda supramax

Eco Carriers swoops for Neda supramax

Greek owner Eco Carriers Maritime has acquired 2010-built supramax bulker Krania from compatriot Neda Maritime, according to brokers.

Seasure Shipbroking and Advanced Shipping & Trading are reporting Stefanos Gaviotis-led Econav as the buyer of the vessel, however it is likely to go into the Eco Carriers fleet which shares the same address. Econav has a fleet of four tankers, while Eco Carriers made its first acquisition in April paying $10m for Eagle Bulk’s supramax Thrasher (now named Ecoatlantic).

Eco Carriers has paid $10.7m for the STX Dalian vessel, which is significantly under the $11.6m valuation from VesselsValue. The vessel has a special survey due in March 2020.

The sale leaves Neda Maritime with just one supramax left in its fleet of 21 vessels.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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