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Handymax Bulk Carrier News

TBS Takes Delivery of Two Handymax Bulk Carriers

TBS International Limited has taken delivery of the M.V. Canarsie Princess, formerly known as the M.V. Athinoula, and the M.V. Houma Belle, previously known as the M.V. North Star. M.V. Canarsie Princess is a 1985 built, 42,842 dwt handymax bulk carrier that the Company agreed to acquire charter free for $30.3 million in February 2008. The acquisition of M.V. Houma Belle, which was announced in April 2008, is a 1985 built, 42,219 dwt handymax bulk carrier that the Company agreed to acquire for $34 million charter free. With these deliveries, TBS's current fleet consists of 44 multipurpose tweendecker, handymax and handysize vessels. TBS expects to take delivery of an additional handymax bulk carrier (M.V. Fox Maiden) by the end of Q3 2008.

Massoel S.A. Orders Three Bulk Carriers

Swiss shipowner Massoel S.A. reportedly has ordered three Handymax bulk carriers in cooperation with Norway's B Skaugen shipping group. The 46,000-dwt vessels are scheduled for delivery between March and October 2001 from Japan's Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding. Skaugen has stakes in two of Massoel's existing bulk carriers while Massoel has an interest in the Norwegian company's Handymax bulk carrier Skaustrand.

TBS Takes Delivery of Handymax

TBS International Limited has taken delivery of the M.V. Tupi Maiden, formerly known as the M.V. Ken Blossom, an acquisition it announced in June 2008. The M.V. Tupi Maiden is a 1992 built, 38,852 dwt handymax bulk carrier that the Company agreed to acquire charter free for $44.0 million. With this delivery, TBS' current fleet consists of 45 multipurpose tweendecker, handymax and handysize vessels. TBS expects to take delivery of one more handymax bulk carrier (M.V. Fox Maiden) by the end of Q3 2008. Once this delivery is concluded, TBS' fleet will be comprised of 46 vessels with an aggregate of 1,390,473 dwt, consisting of 23 tweendeckers and 23 handymax/ handysize bulk carriers.

Signed Contracts for Acquisition of Two Resale Supramax Bulk Carriers

The  Shipping  Corporation  of  India  Ltd. (SCI) has signed contracts for acquisition of two resale Supramax bulk carriers with M/s Grand Yard. Investments Ltd., China on 15th April, 2011. These vessels have been acquired through a competitive global tendering process and SCI has selected the vessels of M/s Grand Yard Investments based on the technical suitability and commercial competitiveness. These  vessels  are  presently  under  construction  at M/s Guoyu Shipyard, China which is under the same group of M/s Grand Yard Investments Ltd.

Excel Maritime Agrees to Acquire MV Fiona Bulker

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd a shipping company specializing in the seaborne transportation of dry bulk cargoes such as iron ore, coal and grains, announced that it agreed in late February 2005 to acquire a Handymax bulk carrier, MV Fiona Bulker, for a purchase price of $25.6 million. MV Fiona Bulker (to be renamed "MV Princess I") is a Handymax bulk carrier of approximately 38,800 dwt, built in 1994 by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries. The vessel is expected to be delivered by late May 2005. MV Fiona Bulker is the ninth vessel that the Company has agreed to acquire since Christopher Georgakis joined Excel Maritime as CEO in late October 2004.

Shipping Corp Floats Tenders to Buy 11 Ships

Shipping Corporation of India has floated global tenders for acquiring 11 ships, including two cellular container ships with carrying capacity of 4,300 twenty feet equivalent each, six Handymax bulk carriers of 50,000-58,000 DWT each, and two product tankers. These tenders were part of SCI’s $500 million 14-ship acquisition plan, which is to be spread over the next couple of years. Order contracts for two very large crude carriers of 319,000 DWT each have already been signed 16 weeks ago with South Korea-based Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. The two VLCCs for which contracts have been signed are scheduled to be delivered by October 2008 and September 2009.

TBS Takes Delivery of Handymax

TBS International Limited has taken delivery of the M.V. Fox Maiden, previously known as the Explorer, a 1985 built, 40,902 dwt handymax bulk carrier. The Company had agreed to acquire this vessel charter free for $35.5 million in June 2008. With this delivery, TBS' current fleet comprises 46 vessels with an aggregate of 1,390,473 dwt, consisting of 23 tweendeckers and 23 handymax/ handysize bulk carriers.

TBS Acquires Handymax Bulk Carrier

TBS International Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the M.V. Desert Explorer, to be renamed M.V. Fox Maiden, a 1985 built, 40,902 dwt handymax bulk carrier. TBS has agreed to acquire this vessel charter free for $35.5 million with expected delivery within the third quarter of 2008. Following this acquisition and the deliveries of the previously announced vessels, TBS' fleet will be comprised of 45 vessels with an aggregate of 1,351,621 dwt, consisting of 23 tweendeckers and a combination of 22 handymax/handysize bulk carriers.

Wärtsilä Engines for Bulk Carriers

Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded contracts to supply RT-flex50 common-rail low-speed engines, propellers and Auxpac generating sets to Goodearth Maritime Ltd of Chennai, India, for six 53,000 tdw handymax bulk carriers. For each ship, Wärtsilä will deliver a six-cylinder RT-flex50 common-rail low-speed engine with a maximum continuous power of 9720 kW at 124 rpm, together with a Wärtsilä fixed-pitch propeller and three 645 kWe Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets. The ships have been contracted by Goodearth Maritime at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. in Visakhapatnam, India, for delivery in the summer 2007. They are of the Diamond 53 design of the Cardiff-based Graig Group, a double-hulled, geared highly-flexible handymax bulk carrier.

Four-ship Boost for Diamond 53

ultra-handymax bulk carrier design, by signing a letter of intent to build four vessels, with four options, at CSIC yards in China. first of a series of Diamond 53 type vessels is scheduled for 2004. "Double hull bulk carriers are the way forward," says Hugh Williams, CEO of Graig. owners and charterers major operational cost savings, while significantly enhancing safety and environmental protection. conducting. The Diamond 53 ultra-handymax double-hull bulk carrier design has been developed jointly by Graig and Denmarks' Carl Bro, with whom Graig has a joint venture design company based in Shanghai. operational experience both from owners and class. including a full 3-D model. The first series of ships are intended to be built at Bohai and other nominated CSIC Shipyards in northern China.

Four-Ship Boost for Diamond 53 Double Hull

A Consortium led by the U.K.-based Graig Group and its China-based subsidiary have given a major boost to the Diamond 53, a new, future-proof double-hull ultra-handymax bulk carrier design, by signing a letter of intent to build four vessels, with four options, at CSIC yards in China. Delivery of the first of a series of Diamond 53 type vessels is scheduled for 2004. "Double hull bulk carriers are the way forward," says Hugh Williams, ceo of Graig. owners and charterers major operational cost savings, while significantly enhancing safety and environmental protection. conducting. The Diamond 53 ultra-handymax double-hull bulk carrier design has been developed jointly by Graig and Denmarks' Carl Bro, with whom Graig has a joint venture design company based in Shanghai.

SCI May Buy Ships

Shipping Corporation of India has sought government approval for acquiring more ships, according to a report on http://sify.com. SCI has sought approval for 2 Capesize Bulk Carrier, 6 Handymax Bulk Carriers, 2 container vessels of 4,300 TEU and 6 LR -1 size product tankers.

TBS International Takes Delivery of Bulk Carrier

TBS International Limited has taken delivery of the M.V. Mohave Maiden, formerly known as the M.V. Diasozousa, an acquisition it had announced in October 2007. The M.V. Mohave Maiden is a 1984 built, 28,074 dwt handysize bulk carrier that the Company agreed to acquire charter free for $26.0 million. With this delivery, TBS' currently fleet consists 40 multipurpose tweendecker, handymax and handysize vessels. TBS expects to take delivery of two multipurpose tweendeckers (the M.V.s Ottawa Princess and Caribe Maiden) by the end of the first quarter of 2008, and one handymax bulk carrier (M.V. Canarsie Princess) by the end of the second quarter of 2008.

TBS Expands Fleet

TBS International Limited (NASDAQ: TBSI) entered into an agreement to acquire the M.V. Gebe Oldendorff, to be renamed the M.V. Oneida Princess, a 1998 built, 23,510 dwt handysize bulk carrier. TBS agreed to acquire the vessel charter free for $32m with expected delivery in January 2008. Following this acquisition as well as the previously announced acquisitions of three other vessels, TBS' fleet will comprise 37 vessels in total, with an aggregate of 1,102,524 dwt, including 20 multipurpose tweendeckers and a combination of 17 handysize and handymax bulk carriers. "We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the M.V. Oneida Princess which expands our bulk carrier fleet to 17 handysize and handymax bulk carriers and our overall fleet to 37 vessels,” said Joseph E.

TBS International Limited Expands Fleet

TBS International Limited an ocean transportation services company that offers worldwide shipping solutions through liner, parcel and bulk transportation services, announced today that it has taken delivery of the M.V. Seminole Princess (ex M.V. Clipper Flamingo), a vessel it had previously agreed to acquire. The M.V. Seminole Princess, 29,516 dwt, was built in 1997 at the Dalian Shipyard. With the delivery of the M.V. Seminole Princess, the TBS fleet currently consists of 32 multipurpose, handymax and handysize vessels. Between November 20 and December 5, 2006, TBS expects to take delivery of two additional bulk carriers that it has agreed to acquire, further expanding its fleet to 34 vessels. These two vessels are the M.V. Laguna Belle (ex M.V.

Massoel S.A. Orders Three Bulk Carriers

Swiss shipowner Massoel S.A. reportedly has ordered three Handymax bulk carriers in cooperation with Norway's B Skaugen shipping group. The 46,000-dwt vessels are scheduled for delivery between March and October 2001 from Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding.

SCI Order 6 Ships

With reference to an announcement dated December 3, regarding the approval received from the Government for acquiring six Handymax bulk carriers of about 57,000 dwt each, Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has informed the BSE that it has p laced orders for the same with STX Shipyard, Korea. The shipbuilding contracts were signed on December 4. The vessels are expected to be delivered between 2011 and early 2012. (Source: /www.thehindubusinessline.com)

TBS International Ltd. Acquires Multipurpose Tweendecker

TBS International Limited (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the M.V. African Sanderling, to be renamed the M.V. Hopi Princess, a 1984 built, 20,401 dwt multipurpose tweendecker. TBS agreed to acquire the vessel charter free for $18.3m with expected delivery between mid-January and mid-February 2008. Following this acquisition as well as the previously announced acquisitions of five other vessels, TBS' fleet will comprise 40 vessels in total, with an aggregate of 1,179,223 dwt, including 21 multipurpose tweendeckers and a combination of 19 handysize and handymax bulk carriers.

Excel Maritime Takes Physical Delivery of MV Princess I and MV Angela Star

Korea. MV Angela Star is a Panamax bulk carrier of 73,798 dwt built in 1998. vessels were built in Japan. February 21, 2005 and MV Angela Star on March 23, 2005. delivery of MV Princess I and MV Angela Star.

Navibulgar Orders Up to Six Bulkers

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Bulgarian ship owner Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) confirmed the building of another two high-efficiency up-to-date 45000t bulk carriers. This deal is a continuation of the contract for four + two newbuildings of DWT 45 000 t, signed in July this year with one of China’s three largest shipyards. According to local press reports the Chinese yard is Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding. The order constitutes another step toward the implementation of Navibulgar’s objective to operate toward the middle of the 2020s its own fleet of 1.5 million tons of average age below seven years.

Eagle Bulk Receives Supramax Dry Bulk Ship

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGLE) has taken delivery of the Skua, a 2003 built 53,350 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. Skua was acquired as part of a three vessel transaction announced on February 28, 2007. Skua will immediately commence a 23-25 month charter at a rate of $24,200/day. The charterer has an option to extend the charter period by 11-13 months at a rate of $25,200/day. The Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. fleet consists of 23 vessels, including 20 Supramaxes, five of which are newbuilds, and three Handymax bulk carriers. The average age of the fleet is approximately five and a half years.

Eagle Bulk Receives Supramax Dry Bulk Vessel

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGLE) has taken delivery of the Kittiwake, a 2002 built 53,146 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. The Kittiwake was acquired as part of a three vessel transaction announced on February 28, 2007. The Kittiwake will commence an 11-13 month charter at a rate of $30,400 per day. The charter may reset at the beginning of each month based on the average time charter rate for the Baltic Supramax Index, but in no case will be less than $24,400 per day. The Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. fleet consists of 23 vessels, including 20 Supramaxes, five of which are newbuilds, and three Handymax bulk carriers. The average age of the fleet is approximately five and a half years.

TBS Buys $16.1m Ship Carrier

According to reports, TBS International Ltd., an ocean transportation services company, has acquired a bulk ship carrier for $16.1m. The handymax bulk carrier will be able to carry anywhere between 35,000 tons to 50,000 tons. The ship, to be renamed M/V Alabama Bell, is expected to be delivered to TBS between Nov. 20 and Dec. 5. The purchase of Alabama Bell will expand TBS's fleet to 34 vessels. Shares of TBS dropped 1 cent to $8.09 on the Nasdaq in late morning trading. Source: AP

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