Klaveness offloads last kamsarmax

Klaveness offloads last kamsarmax

Norwegian owner Klaveness has sold kamsarmax vessel Bavang to “Asian interests”, it announced today.

The vessel was the last of a series of eight 82,000 dwt kamsarmax vessels Klaveness ordered at China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding in 2013.

Six of the vessel contracts were offloaded for a profit in September 2014, two to Euroseas and four to Tufton Oceanic. Another vessel was cancelled in December 2015, as part of a deal where Klaveness ordered three 83,500 dwt combination carriers.

The vessel is the last traditional bulker in the Klaveness fleet

“The vessel was a non-core investment and in order to support the growth in our specialized segments, we decided to sell the vessel,” commented Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Klaveness.

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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