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Sea Pioneer takes Japanese kamsarmax

Greek wet and dry player Sea Pioneer has taken a nine-year-old kamsarmax, its first move in the secondhand market in years.

Sources say the Vasilis Bacolitsas-led company paid $16m for the KM Tokyo in an off-market deal with Japanese heavyweight Nissen Kaiun. The ship has been renamed Fidelity. The move comes quickly after Sea Pioneer sent an ageing tanker for demolition.

The new addition will join two 82,000 dwt kamsarmax bulk carriers that Sea Pioneer ordered at Tsuneishi in 2015 and a traditional panamax-sized bulker built in 2004.

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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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