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First modern cape sold this year

One of the top stories percolating through this week’s broker reports is the sale of two young capes.

Nine months into the year and 11 months since the last modern cape changed hands, a sale is finally ticking through.

SwissMarine is said to have sold a pair of three-year-old Imabari-built sister vessels, Celigny and Corsier, for $42.5m each, a price brokers note as firm.

The last modern and comparable deal is another Japanese-built capesize called Bulk Asia, sold in October last year for $40.6m. This ship was sold to cash rich investor JP Morgan Global Maritime who is also believed to be the taker of the Celigny and Corsier.

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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