Sole readies rare sale

Sole readies rare sale

Sources tell Splash that Norway’s Sole Shipping, has put the nine-year-old 32,000 dwt bulker Fantholmen in the shop window.

This is a rare move by the 22-ship strong owner. Sole Shipping has been among Norway’s fastest growing owner over the last three years, adding nearly 20 ships since 2016.

Sole will most likely earn around $2m on the sale as the ship was bought for $6m from compatriot Western Bulk in 2016. VesselsValue sets the market value of the ship at $7.4m.

Sole Shipping’s aim is to structure sale and leaseback projects on bareboat charters.

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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