Thyssen Krupp To Sell Shipping Unit

Friday, July 06, 2001
German steel group Thyssen Krupp said on Friday it had agreed to sell its shipping unit Krupp Seeschiffahrt to Los Angeles-based General Ore International.

"This sale represents a systematic continuation of ThyssenKrupp's portfolio optimization," the company said, adding that the deal would be closed by September 30.

A Thyssen Krupp spokesman said the group would continue to focus on the core businesses of steel, automotives and technology.

He said that no freight contract was attached to the deal with General Ore and in future ships would be contracted in to handle the group's freight needs.

Krupp Seeschiffahrt operates a fleet of 16 bulk carriers with annual shipping capacity of 30-35 million tons, which generates annual turnover of around $168.07 million.

Two of the ships are combination carriers, which are able to switch between the oil and bulk trades to take advantage of whichever is offering the better margin. They spent most of last year working in crude trades.

Nine of the ships are the giant Capesizes that are too large to use the Panama Canal and instead must pass around Cape Horn.

Shipping sources said the business is contract work for the big steel mills, carrying ore from Tubarao to Europe, as well as to Japan with back-haul cargoes of ore from Cape Lambert in Australia and Saldanah Bay in South Africa to Europe.

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Bulk Carrier Trends

Baltic Sea Freight Index Falls to Lowest Level Since 1986

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three

Pacifica Rolls Out New Container Vessel

Pacifica Shipping, New Zealand's coastal shipping company, is launching a new container vessel from March replacing a smaller vessel whose charter has ended, reports The Stuff.

Shipping Pollution Will Skyrocket -Study

International freight volumes will grow fourfold by 2050 while the average length of haul will increase by 12 percent over that time, trends that will cause a spike

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3933 sec (3 req/sec)