Pillarstone controlled Premuda has expanded its operating fleet with the addition of a handysize tanker via the charter market.
Marco Fiori, chief executive officer of the Genoa-based shipping company, confirmed to Splash that Premuda has chartered the 2009-built MR1 Perseus N from Navios Maritime Acquisition for a period of 18 months.
The vessel comes in at a daily rate of $12,300, with Fiori describing both the rate and the term “interesting in today’s liquid bulk market”.
Fiori further added that Premuda is once again “an active shipping company”, after going through a restructuring led by Pillarstone last year.
Apart from a recently long-term charter with a purchase option, for Premuda the Persesu N deal is the first charter-in contract closed for many years.