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Zodiac Maritime swoops for another capesize

Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Maritime has been identified as the buyer of the 2012-built 180,600 dwt capesize bulker Huge Hakata.

Multiple shipbroking houses including Seasure Shipbroking, Lorentzen & Stemoco and Intermodal reported that Zodiac bought the Tsuneishi Cebu-built vessel from Nissen Kaiun for $23m, significantly lower than VesselsValue‘s valuation of $26.38m.

Earlier in the month, Zodiac paid $15.7m for Giuseppe Bottiglieri’s 2010-built capesize bulk carrier Giuseppe Bottiglieri.

Zodiac Maritime currently owns a fleet of 134 vessels, with another three on order, according to VesselsValue.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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