Greek tanker and container outfit Enesel has decided to let go of two elderly aframax tankers, brokers tell Splash, cutting its aframax exposure in two, offloading the 114,000 dwt Pantelis and Sparto (both built 2004). Nikolas Martinos-led Thenamaris is tipped to be the taker of the ships.
The move is a significant move by the Lemos family controlled outfit. The $23m sale reduces Enesel’s fleet average age down to an impressive three-year average.
Enesel’s fleet renewal plan is moving ahead at full speed, with four VLCC newbuildings on order at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), while also selling its oldest ships. Two VLCCs have gone in a year, the latest ship sold, was the 319,000 dwt Spyros (built 2007) offloaded at the end of April.