Dry Cargo
18/4/2012

Top Ships sells bulker M/V Evian


The cape size M/V KOHFUKUSAN (172,566 dwt 1999 blt NKK) has been sold for US $ 15 million to Greek buyers, according to the latest Clarkson Hellas Weekly Bulletin.

The report also notes that Top Ships’ last bulker M/V EVIAN (51,201 dwt 2002 blt New Century) reported sold at US$ 12.2 million; with her sale Top Ships is reverting solely to tanker operations.

Furthermore, the Handymax M/V TARAPACA (46,786 dwt 2000 blt Kanasashi) is reported sold to Greek buyers for US$ 13.85 million.


Dry Cargo News


Diana Shipping today announced that on December 19, 2014, it completed a drawdown of US$53.5 million, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, under a term loan facility it signed with BNP Paribas. Additionally, the Company announced that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Grain B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Nirefs.

Mineral and grain demand in the Atlantic shipping market was weak Friday with charterers putting pressure on rates as owners work to get vessels covered into January, shipping sources said.
A deeper slump in earnings for ships that carry most of the world’s coal and ore cargoes would force owners to take vessels out of service, according to shipbroker RS Platou Markets AS.
Scorpio Bulkers announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell a Kamsarmax newbuilding dry bulk vessel for approximately $30.7 million.




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