Taiwanese shipowner and operator Ta-Ho Maritime has ordered three (3) new-building kamsarmax bulk carriers via Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation. Taipei based Ta-Ho Maritime has ordered two (2) firm new-building 84K DWT kamsarmax bulk carriers with one (1) option. Each kamsarmax bulk carrier will cost around $35 million. Ta-Ho Maritime will decide to exercise the third option until September 2019.
Taipei Stock Exchange-listed Ta-Ho Maritime has been attempting to expand its fleet. Taiwanese shipowner and operator Ta-Ho Maritime has been in negotiations with Japanese shipyard Oshima Shipbuilding.
Ta-Ho Maritime was established in 1979. Ta-Ho Maritime is the shipping arm of Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC). Currently, Ta-Ho Maritime’s fleet encompasses seven (7) cement carriers, one (1) post panamax and two (2) panamax bulk carriers, three (3) tug boats, four (4) kamsarmax bulk carriers.