Bergesen Agrees to Sell Four Tankers To Frontline Consortium

Friday, June 01, 2001
Norwegian shipping group Bergesen said on Friday it had made an preliminary agreement to sell four tankers to a consortium led by tanker operator Frontline.

Bergesen said in a statement the deal, which included two tankers and contracts to build two new tankers, would give the company a profit of about $42 million.

The sales price of the two tankers was $164 million, while the new contracts had a total value of $157 million, it said.

The four tankers were part of a series of eight tanker projects that Bergesen acquired from the Hitachi yard in Japan in January 2000. The tankers, which have a deadweight of 296,000 tonnes, will be delivered to the consortium of partners of Tankers International led by Frontline in June or July 2001.

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