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Goodbulk sells third cape in a month

Greek cape player Alpha Bulkers, controlled by the Kanellakis family, keeps winning bids for ships, fattening its cape arm, which now boasts 20 vessels.

Sources tell Splash that the outfit has added the 179,400 dwt Alpha Peace, formerly called Aquamaka, tabling around $30m for the 12-year-old Hyundai Heavy-built ship.

The ship has been sold by another significant cape player, John Michael Radziwill’s Goodbulk, who is cashing in on investments made in this segment five years ago. This vessel was added by Goodbulk in 2017 for around $27.5m. According to online portal VesselsValue, Goodbulk has sold three capes in the last month.

Despite the flurry of sales, Radziwill claimed he was bullish for capesize prospects this year, a sector that has this week picked up considerably.

“We are very bullish on capes for the second half of the year and beyond,” Radziwill told Splash today.

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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