Wilmar named as buyer of Odfjell chemical tanker pair

Singapore’s Wilmar continues to grow its tanker fleet, snapping up a pair of 9,000 dwt small chemical tankers from Bergen-headquartered Odfjell, according to broking reports.

Seasure Shipbroking and Advanced Shipping & Trading both list Wilmar as the $13m en bloc buyer of 2004-built chemical tankers Bow Asia and Bow Singapore. The Fukuoka-built vessels are worth a little over $8m each according to VesselsValue.

The vessels were reported sold by various brokers last week, however no buyer was mentioned in the reports.

Wilmar has been an active buyer of late, having last month bought MR tanker Stavanger Breeze from Norway’s DSD Shipping for $8.65m.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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