Copenhagen based shipowner and operator Lauritzen Bulkers has continued to trim its shipowning activities with the sale of three (3) handysize bulk carriers to Clipper Group.
- MV Orchard Bulker (32K DWT 2010 built)
- MV Sentosa Bulker (32K DWT 2010 built)
- MV Emilie Bulker (32K DWT 2010 built)
Clipper Group has acquired three (3) handysize bulk carriers at an undisclosed price. According to market veterans, these handysize bulk carriers are worth around $8.3 million each. MV Orchard Bulker, MV Sentosa Bulker and MV Emilie Bulker were built at Jiangmen Nanyang Ship Engineering, China in 2010. Clipper Group has renamed three (3) handysize bulk carriers as MV Clipper Appollonia, MV Clipper Aegina and MV Clipper Alexandria. Currently, Danish shipowner and operator Clipper Bulk now operates around 85 handysize and supramax bulk carriers. Bulk carriers are operated by the two Clipper Bulk-managed pools:
- Clipper Handy Pool
- Clipper Ultra Pool
In July 2019, Copenhagen based shipowner and operator Lauritzen Bulkers sold 2011 built handysize bulk carrier 31K DWT MV Hedvig Bulker for around $10.3 million. Lauritzen Bulkers is a subsidiary of J Lauritzen. Lauritzen Bulkers remains as a big player in the handysize bulk segment, despite trimming its fleet of owned bulk carriers. At the end of 2018, Lauritzen Bulkers operated 58 handysize bulk carriers. Furthermore, in the same period Lauritzen Bulkers sold 2010 built handysize bulk carriers 31K DWT MV Emma Bulker and MV Louise Bulker to Taylor Maritime. Danish shipowner and operator Clipper Bulk had not bought a bulk carrier since 2016.