Marmaras Navigation has started the year in the same busy fashion as 2018 with several kamrsamax buys.
The Greek bulker owner has acquired 2014 Sanoyas-built kamsarmax Crystal Star from Japan’s Nissen Kaiun, broking sources tell Splash.
The Diamantis Diamantidis company has forked out around $24.5m for the 82,172 dwt vessel, a little higher than the fair market of $24.19m placed on the vessel by VesselsValue and substantially higher than the $23.2m figure given by MSI.
Allied Shipbroking is also reporting that Marmaras has acquired a pair of resale kamsarmaxes, under construction at China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding, for $27.5m each. The scrubber-ready vessels are set for delivery in October 2019.
Last year, Marmaras added a single capesize and four kamsarmaxes to its fleet, the kamsarmaxes all picked up via bankrupt Toisa in bank sales.