Polembros trashes aframax talk

Polembros Shipping of Greece, which was busy in the secondhand market last week, has trashed reports this week linking it to the purchase of two more aframaxes, the TH Sonata, and TH Symphony, both built in 2008.

In a mail to Splash, managing director George Vakirtzis wrote: “I can confirm that the above rumour is not correct.”

Last week, Splash reported that the 43-year-old company had added a 2006-built aframax tanker, Elia, to its fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers. It also offloaded an older tanker last week.

As of today Polembros operates a fleet of around 10 bulkers and a similar number of  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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