G E Shipping Reworks Newbuildings Kamsarmax Exposure
Simultaneously, the Company has contracted for purchase of two newbuilding resale Kamsarmaxes being built at the same shipyard, due to be delivered in Q2 FY 17. The transactions collectively are value accretive. The company also reported of having contracted to sell its 1999 built Aframax ship Jag Laxmi (about 105,051 dwt). The Korean-built vessel will be delivered to the new buyer in Q1 FY 2016-17.
G E Shipping’s current fleet stands at 32 vessels, comprising 23 tankers (8 crude carriers, 14 product tankers, 1 LPG carrier) and 9 dry bulk carriers (4 Kamsarmax, 5 Supramax) with an average age of 10.4 years aggregating 2.5 mn dwt. The total newbuilding orderbook (including the resales) now stands at 4 newbuilding Kamsarmaxes, all of which will be delivered in FY17.