Latest supramax takes Diligent fleet into double digits

Latest supramax takes Diligent fleet into double digits

Greece’s Diligent Holdings expansion course continues. The Athens-based company has just added its 10th ship, the 58,000 dwt TC Gold (built 2011), slapping $16m on the table for the ship, brokers tell Splash.

The pure breed bulker player has catapulted from a single-ship outfit a little more than two years ago to a mid-size entity with a fleet now in double digits.

VesselsValue data shows that its last two purchases were the 58,000 dwt Pollux Star (2012), bought for $17.5m, and the same sized Nonna Ulia (2010-built), for $14m. These ships were added earlier this year. The Nonna Ulia, now renamed Charisma, was Diligent’s first supramax.

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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