One in, one out for Polembros

Polembros Shipping of Greece is busy in the secondhand market.

Yesterday, Splash reported that the 43-year-old company has spent in the range of $34.5m and $36m adding a modern aframax tanker to its fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers.

Simultaneously informed brokers report that family owned company has offloaded one of its elderly workhorses, the Namura-built Tinos Warrior (105,426 dwt, built 1997) for a price of $9.8 m.

Managing director George Vakirtzis confirmed to Splash the purchase of Elia, a 115,400 dwt tanker built in 2006 at the Japanese shipyard, Sanoyas.

As of today Polembros operates a fleet consisting of nine bulk carriers, nine tankers and a further four suezmax tanker newbuildings scheduled for delivery in 2016 and 2017.

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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