Rimorchiatori Riuniti is to bolster its presence in the dry bulk industry with the purchase of the kamsarmax bulk carrier NCS Beijing from Japan’s Mi Das Line for a price of $14.7m.
Gregorio Gavarone, CEO of the Genoa-based shipping group, told Splash: “The ship is modern and in good condition”. Gavarone added: “We think that dry bulk shipping market has a good chance to experience a recovery in the mid-to-short term.”
The last purchase inked by Rimorchiatori Riuniti in dry bulk dates back to mid-2015 when the group bought the 2011-built kamsarmax bulk carrier renamed RR Australia for $19m.
A few days ago the group headed by the Gavarone and Delle Piane families also offloaded the 15-year-old containership RR Europa for a price of around $2.8m. According to a report from GMS this ship will be bound for India and destined for scrap.