EXMAR Sell Two Gas Carriers In Fleet Renewal Program
EXMAR LPG (the Joint Venture between EXMAR and Teekay LNG PARTNERS) announce sale of the Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) FLANDERS HARMONY (85,826 m3 - 1993 built) and the Midsize Gas Carrier TEMSE (35,754 m3 - 1994 built).
TEMSE is expected to be delivered to its new owners by the end of the first quarter 2014 and FLANDERS HARMONY in the course of the second quarter 2014.
The capital gain realized by EXMAR for its 50% share in EXMAR LPG will be approximately USD 10.4 million. This transaction will generate for EXMAR LPG net cash proceeds of around USD 30.0-million.
The gradual sale of older tonnage coincides with the forthcoming deliveries of EXMAR’s more efficient Midsize new-buildings which are intended to increase the company’s ability to support its customers with a competitive quality fleet based on the latest designs.
In related news EXMAR inform that it has increased its participation of 33% in the time-charter in of BW TOKYO (83,300m3 - 2009 built) and BW KYOTO (83,300 m3 - 2010 built) to 50 % in both vessels. In addition, BW LPG and EXMAR agreed that the BW TOKYO will be commercially operated by EXMAR from end March onwards.