Goldenport offloads containership

London: Greek dry bulk and small containership owner Goldenport Holdings has sold 2,113 teu containership Thira (28,370 dwt, built 1997) for $6.85m.

The vessel was sold to BSL Thira Shipping which indicates Balaji Shipping, part of the Transworld Group, as the likely new owner. It is scheduled for delivery today.

Goldenport said that after brokerage it expects to realize a book profit of around $2.4m on the disposal, which will be applied towards the repayment of debt secured against the vessel and increasing the company’s liquidity.

The sale leaves Goldenport, which recently revealed itself as an acquisiton target for an unknown buyer, with five containerships ranging between 976 and 5,551 teu.

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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