Bocimar Set for Fleet Expansion

Monday, September 24, 2007
CMB confirms that its subsidiary Bocimar International has sold its Handymax vessel CMB Talent (2001 – 52,403 dwt). The vessel is sold time charter attached, expiring at the end of 2008. The net sale price amounts to USD 53 million. At the time of delivery of the vessel, scheduled to take place at the end of November 2007, a capital gain of approximately $36m will be realized. Further, Bocimar has ordered 10 Handysize bulk vessels (33,500 dwt) from Samjin Corporation (Korea). The purchase price amounts to $36 million per vessel. The delivery of these vessels is scheduled to take place between September 2009 and December 2010. Finally Bocimar has ordered, in 50/50 joint venture with Drylog, one 180,000 dwt Capesize unit from Dalian (China). The purchase price amounts to USD 100 million and the delivery of the vessel will take place in June 2009.

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