Denmark’s handysize specialist, Janchart Shipping, is linked to its first handy bulker purchase in 2020, marking its eleventh geared vessel acquisition.
Brokers say Janchart has shaken hands with US-based Apex Bulk Carriers, paying around $8m for the nine-year- old 34,300 dwt Thomas C, its first Korean-built ship. Janchart’s focus has so far been on purchasing only elderly, Japanese-built ships.
Janchart was established in 1992 by its current director, Jan Jørgensen. It started out as a broker in dry cargo, chartering mainly in the handysize segment.