Naples-based Marnavi has emerged as the buyer of the tanker vessel Quercianella sold at auction in Italy. Domenico Ievoli, chairman of the company, confirmed to Splash: “We took the Quercianella for some €6.5m ($6.8m) and this deal is a small step forward in the process of consolidating the liquid bulk business around Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea.”
Marnavi already has 12 tankers with capacity ranging from 5,000 to 25,000 dwt in its fleet.
Previous owner of the vessel just sold at auction was Navigazione di Cabotaggio, a Leghorn-based shipping company currently under restructuring and headed by Ettore Castaldi.
Marnavi is also active in the offshore market through a fleet of 12 PSVs and AHTSs. “Further two units, already renamed Ievoli Cobalt and Ievoli Amber, are soon to be delivered by the Turkish shipyard Selah,” Ievoli told Splash.