Three dry bulk carriers that formed part of RBD Armatori’s fleet have been sold in Italy to Chinese interests by a Naples court through a competitive sale procedure.
The 1999-built Giovanni Battista Bottiglieri fetched $4.4m while sister ship Grazia Bottiglieri obtained $5.1m. Both of the panamax vessels were acquired by Tianjin Dongjiang Shipping of China.
The third vessel put up for sale was the 2001-built Orsolina Bottiglieri, another panamax bulk carrier, which fetched some $6.5m and had been bought by a different Chinese investor linked to Singapore-based Ausbulk. For this vessel there was also an offer worth $6.9m but it was dismissed as it arrived too late.
This triple sale is part of RBD Armatori’s restructuring plan first announced in 2015.