Petrobras books Union Maritime duo

Petrobras books Union Maritime duo

London-based Union Maritime has fixed two MR2 product tankers to Petrobras on period charters, brokers tell Splash.

Portman (47,400 dwt, built 1998) has been chartered for three years at a daily rate of $17,600, which commenced on Thursday.

Chiltern (45,800 dwt, built 1999) has been fixed on a two-year period charter for $17,750 per day, which also commenced yesterday.

The charter rates are a little healthier than London-based Alibra Shipping’s current estimates for MR2 tankers. The period market specialist today estimates rates of $16,250 per day for three-year contracts.

The two tankers were both acquired in July 2015 from Sovcomflot for $8.5m and Maersk Tankers for $10m respectively.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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