Genoa: Swiss Marine is set to add a 15-years old capesize from Japan’s Seno Kisen to its fleet of bulk carriers.
Peter Weernink, head of the Geneva-based shipping company, has confirmed the deal to Splash saying: “I can confirm the purchase of the bulk carrier named Raiju (172,500 dwt, built 2000) for some $9.6m.”
Swiss Marine’s fleet already lists seven capesize at sea with a further six are under construction at Imabari shipbuilding and JMU-Japan Shipyard, due to delivery in 2015 and 2016. A further 80 capesizes are listed as time chartered-in.
Swiss Marine commenced operations in March 2001 defining itself as a cape and panamax service-provider.
Today, the company operates out of five worldwide offices (Bermuda, Geneva, Singapore, Copenhagen and a representative office in Tokyo), has a professional staff of over 40 employees and has expanded into supramax and handymax size vessels.