Taiwan Navigation takes Eagle Bulk supramax

Taiwan Navigation takes Eagle Bulk supramax

Bulker owner Taiwan Navigation has acquired a 15-year-old supramax bulker from US owner Eagle Bulk.

According to multiple shipbroking sources, Eagle Bulk sold its 2004-built 50,300 dwt bulker Kestrel 1 to Taiwan Navigation. The Japanese-built vessel has fetched a price of $7.3m.

Taiwan Navigation recently sold two 2014-built vessels, the 52,700 dwt supramax bulker Tai Happiness and the 77,800 dwt panamax bulker Tai Progress.

The company currently operates a fleet of 18 bulkers, with four newbuildings under construction at Japanese yards.

Last week, Eagle Bulk announced a plan to raise $100m for the acquisition of six ultramax bulkers.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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