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Tan Binh adds another handy

One of Asia’s fastest growing handy specialists, Haiphong- based Tan Binh continues to add ships, taking two more secondhand ships so far this year.

Brokers report that the Vietnamese handysize bulker player has snapped up the 33,700 dwt bulker Global Prosperity (built 2006) from Japan’s Katayama Kisen for $8.4m. Four weeks ago Tan Binh was linked to another Japanese-built handysize bulker, with brokers naming it as the buyer of 2004-built Shin Kochi handysize bulker Estia from Ulises.

The Vietnamese company has added 16 ships since 2015. The line makes the claim on its site that it is the biggest and oldest private shipping company in Vietnam.

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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