Vietnamese handysize specialist HTK Shipping is closing on its largest ship to date. Sources report that HTK is the highest bidder for the seven-year-old, 61,300-dwt Sailing Sky.
Clarksons noted in its latest weekly report that offers were invited last week on the Japanese controlled ultramax and that the bulker has been sold for $27.5m.
Haiphong-headquartered HTK is one of Vietnam’s fastest growing owners. Earlier this year, it quietly flipped its first ship, selling the 2006-built, 28,000 dwt bulker, HTK Sunrise, to Cyprus-registered Uniteam Marine, pocketing $1.5m on the ship.
HTK’s nine-ship handysize arm trades all its ships domestically.