Klaveness orders three combination carriers, ditches kamsarmax

Klaveness orders three combination carriers, ditches kamsarmax

Klaveness Ship Holding has ordered three 83,500 dwt combination carriers from China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding.

The three vessels will be delivered during the second half of 2018, while the contract also includes options for further vessels.

Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness, commented: “This transaction is in line with our strategy to invest in specialized vessels with a substantial value creation in terms of energy efficiency.”

As part of the new deal with Jiangsu New Yangzi, Klaveness has cancelled the second of two 82,000 dwt kamsarmax vessels under construction at the yard. The first is due for delivery in February 2016.

Klaveness currently has a fleet of six combination carriers, which primarily trade between the Arabian Gulf/North Asia and Australia, primarily carrying caustic soda solution, alumina, iron ore, salt and bauxite.

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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