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Noble Group sells kamsarmax

Financially troubled commodity trader Noble Group has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of agreement with Bianca Corporation and Primrose Shipping for the proposed sale of the 2015-built kamsarmax bulk carrier Ocean Integrity.

The sale is expected to be completed between March 20 and April 16. The price for the vessel is $24m.

According to Noble Group, the vessel sale is part of the company’s financial restructuring process and the group has decided to avail itself of favourable market conditions to monetise the vessel.

The vessel is currently mortgaged to a financial institution and part of the proceeds from the disposal will be used by Noble Group to pay down the amounts owned under the relevant facility.

Noble Group has been in trouble since 2015 when Iceberg Research started questioning its accounts. In 2017, the group completed the sales of its US gas and power business and oil trading business.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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