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Thoresen Thai adding another supramax

Thoresen Thai Agencies is continuing to expand its supramax fleet with the acquisition of the Tsuneishi Cebu-built, Spring Eagle, reaching out to Japan’s Nissen Kaiun hoping to finalise a deal. The active buyer is laying down just over $15m for the ship, according to brokers, who note that the final details of the deal are still to be finalised.

This ship will be the fourth supramax bought by Thailand’s second biggest owner in 2017 and the third ship the listed outfit has added since the summer break. At the end of October Thoresen paid just under $14m for the 2009 built Songa Marlin, taking it from another the fast growing owner, Norway’s Songa Bulk, while in July it added a 2008-built similar sized ship, Crystal Palace from another Japanese owner.

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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