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Navina makes first purchase of the year

Low profile Greek owner Navina Maritime has added its first ship in years. The pure bread bulker owner has decided to spend its money in the handysize segment, its second handy to enter the fleet in the last couple of years.

In 2017, the Athens company was the highest bidder, paying $11.8m for an eight-year old 37,000 dwt ship, named Ocean Hawk, now renamed Odysseus. This time it has added a one year younger Hyundai Mipo build sister ship, Ocean Neptune, now renamed Thalis, for just under $14m. Both ships are bought from different Japanese owners.

Navina has sold only one ship since 2013. Its fleet list now counts six ships, made up of three supramaxes, two handysizes and one vintage panamax.

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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