SK Shipping continues fleet disposal

SK Shipping continues fleet disposal

Unconfirmed brokers report that the active Korean seller SK Shipping has just offloaded the 55,600 dwt K. Peridot to Strategic Bulk Carriers, the dry bulk arm of Connecticut-headquartered MT Maritime Management( MTM), for $8.40m.

The ship will be the largest bulker owned in Strategic’s fleet which to date has featured handysizes and one supramax.

SK Shipping has been accelerating its bulker disposals in recent weeks. Ten days ago, Splash reported it had sold a supramax, K. Jasper, also to Strategic.

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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