Enesel lets go of two elderly aframaxes

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.

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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