Greek shipowner and operator Chartworld Shipping signed a contract for 4 newbuilding kamsarmax dry bulk carriers at Chinese Shipyard Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for $23 million per kamsarmax dry bulk carrier. After Chartworld Shipping contracts Chinese Shipyard Yangzijiang Shipbuilding increased the price tag of kamsarmax dry carriers $1.5 million per ship. Positive sentiment is all across the dry bulk market pushing shipowners to order new ships. Greek shipowner and operator Chartworld Shipping has a mixed fleet of bulk carriers and tankers total of 60 ships.
Athens based Chartworld Shipping bought 2016 built panamax bulk carrier 81K DWT M/V Hyundai Grande for $20.1 million and M/V Hyundai Princess for $18.9 million from Seoul based H-Line Shipping.
CEO Lou Kollakis led Chartworld Shipping bought new building capesize dry bulk carrier 180K DWT Mustang for $33 million from Chinese shipyard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS). This might be Diana Shipping’s resale. In December 2015, Chartworld Shipping bought 2005 built capesize dry bulk carrier 171K DWT Pierre LD for $12.2m. Currently, Lou Kollakis led Chartworld Shipping operates 40 ships in oceans.