Naples-based shipowner Marnavi has set up a joint venture with Simest aimed at investing in new parcel chemical tankers.
“We have just signed the order for a 15,000 dwt newbuilding with the delivery scheduled before the end of 2019” Marnavi’s chairman Demenico Ievoli told Splash.
“The investment for this order stands around $30m” the seasoned owner added.
A newly formed purpose-built ship owning company, with 45% held by Simest, has been set up for this order.
Simest is part of the public company Cassa Depositi Group that since 1991 has supported the international development of Italian business worldwide. It is a member of Edfi, the association of European Development Financial Institutions and cooperates with the world leading institutions.
As of today Marnavi owns and operates some 30 vessels serving four markets: chemical, offshore, edible products and anti-pollution services.