Dry Cargo

Rusty capes are selling fast

Fred Cheng’s Shinyo International has made his move in the recent revival of dry bulk S&P, cutting his cape arm in two by selling the 177,000 dwt, 17-year-old, Namura-built Shinyo Guardian, a ship he bought three years ago when it was known as Aquabella.

Turkish Beks Ship Management has been linked to this purchase by several brokers who also tie fast-growing Beks to the 20-year-old 185,000 dwt Agia Trias, a ship that’s sold for some $15m by Greek Holger Navigation.

A third cape is reported sold in October, the one-year younger 171,000 dwt Lila Nantong has found a new home for some $16m. The last comparable vintage cape deal is from August when the 2000-built Winning Integrity was reported sold for scrap.

New information has emerged on this ship this month. It has resurfaced as Winnie, listed as owned by a one-ship strong outfit called Stark Maritime.

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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