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Japanese handy trio sold

After half a decade of reported rest in the sales and purchase market two ships in Japan’s Escobal fleet have been sold. The two Kanda-built ships are heading for an unidentified Italian owner, broker sources tell Splash. The 32,300 dwt bulkers built five and six years ago fetched $6.5m and $5.9m each.

Meanwhile, the smaller 28,500 dwt, seven-year-old Infinity River, controlled by Japan’s Kawana Kaiun, has been sold to an unidentified owner in Europe for $5.1m.

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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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