TBS International Limited
reported that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a handysize bulk carrier, the M.V. Elsa Oldendorff. TBS agreed to acquire the vessel charter free for $29m. The vessel is expected to be delivered to TBS between November 1 and December 30, 2007.
The 24,021 dwt vessel, to be renamed the M.V. Arapaho Belle, was built in 1998. Following this acquisition, as well as the recently announced acquisition of the 1990-built 42,475 dwt M.V. Yakima Princess, which is expected to be delivered to TBS between July and October 2007, the TBS fleet will be comprised of 35 vessels, with an aggregate of 1,058,482 dwt.