Hong Kong-based shipowner and ship manager Taylor Maritime bought two (2) 2010 built handysize bulk carriers from Copenhagen based J. Lauritzen. Taylor Maritime spent around $9 million each 31K DWT MV Emma Bulker and MV Louise Bulker. MV Emma Bulker and MV Louise Bulker sale price is in line with previously reported Japanese built handysize bulk carriers of a similar age.
Similarly, Greek shipowner and operator Oryx Shipping acquired 2010 Japanese built handysize dry bulk carrier 29K DWT MV Trade Star for around $9 million.
Hong Kong-based shipowner and ship manager Taylor Maritime acquired 10 secondhand bulk carriers during 2018. Taylor Maritime prefers vintage, well-maintained Japanese built bulk carriers.
Up to now, all Taylor Maritime acquisitions were handysize bulk carriers, including five (5) open-hatch bulk carriers and one (1) supramax bulk carrier.
Hong Kong-based handysize specialist Taylor Maritime acquired 2003 built 52K DWT MV Ella (ex MV Tigris) from Niovis Shipping. Ed Buttery led Taylor Maritime has acquired its first larger dry bulk carrier. MV Ella (ex MV Tigris) deal took place at the end of 2018,
MV Ella (ex MV Tigris) is Taylor Maritime’s oldest ship in the fleet. MV Ella (ex MV Tigris) was built at The Tsuneishi Zosen in 2003. Ed Buttery led Taylor Maritime has started acquiring secondhand Japanese-built handysize bulk carriers in 2014.