Fresh from announcing the sale of two ultramaxes, Emanuel Lauro’s Scorpio Bulkers has announced the sale of another ultramax overnight.
Scorpio has sold the 2016-built SBI Hera to an unaffiliated third party for around $18.5m, significantly lower than the $19.45m valuation by VesselsValue. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for this quarter, and the vessel is due a special survey in May 2021.
Earlier this week, Scorpio sold the 2017-built ultramax pair SBI Phoenix and SBI Samson for around $34m, and since announcing a move into offshore wind the company has also sold three kamsarmaxes in separate deals for around $54.9m.
This latest sale has seen Scorpio sell six vessels since late September for a total of around $107.4m.
Upon completion of all the sales, Scorpio will be down to an operating fleet of 47 vessels.
Scorpio also has a single wind turbine installation vessel on order at DSME, with options for three more. The vessel will cost around $265m-$290m and is scheduled for delivery in 2023.