Thoresen Shipping acquires secondhand supramax bulker

Thoresen Shipping acquires secondhand supramax bulker

Thoresen Thai Agencies has announced that subsidiary Thoresen Shipping Singapore has acquired secondhand dry bulk vessel Karaweik from an undisclosed seller for $7.9m.

According to VesselsValue, the 54,000dwt vessel was built by Japan’s Oshima Shipyard in 2006 and sold by Japanese owner Santoku Senpaku to an unnamed Greek owner for $8.2m in January this year.

Thoresen Thai said the acquisition is part of the company’s ongoing fleet renewal plan and its short-term objective is to have a mix of handymax and supramax vessels.

With the latest acquisition the Thoresen-owned fleet comprises a total of 20 vessels with an average age of 11.8 years.

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