Carouge, Switzerland based shipowner and operator Doris Maritime Services is aiming to exit shipowning by selling its four (4) ultramax bulk carriers:
- MV Naess Absolute (63K 2015 built)
- MV Naess Courageous (63K 2015 built)
- MV Naess Endurance (63K 2015 built)
- MV Naess Intrepid (63K 2015 built)
Doris Maritime Services is planning to sell each vessel for around $18.5 China Development Bank Leasing and the deal that is on subjects until the mid of October 2019. Doris Maritime Services’ CEO Nicholas Wirth has new investment targets after fleet sale. China Development Bank Leasing might be building up an owned fleet for speculative asset play. Besides bulk carriers, Doris Maritime Services has also invested in container vessels. Doris Maritime Services ordered four (4) ultramax bulk carriers at Cosco Shipyard, China for about $28 million each. Four (4) ultramax bulk carriers Naess Ship Management which is also controlled by Doris Maritime Services’ CEO Nicholas Wirth. In July 2019, China Development Bank Leasing acquired seven (7) panamax bulk carriers from HNA Group, China. In May 2019, China Development Bank Leasing acquired of five (5) kamsarmax bulk carriers from Singapore shipowner and operator Cara Shipping which is a sub company of Rizhao Steel. Furthermore, China Development Bank Leasing also has ordered newbuildings around twenty (20) bulk carriers at Chinese shipyards..
CEO Nicholas Wirth’s ship management arm Naess Ship Management’s name comes from
the late Norwegian shipping magnate Erling Dekke Naess. In 1950s, Erling Dekke Naess owned the world’s third-largest shipping company. In 1994, Erling Dekke Naess sold Naess Ship Management for a symbolic sum to its employees.