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.