Istanbul based shipowner and operator Yasa Shipping sold second supramax bulk carrier. Shipping tycoon Yalcin Sabanci led Yasa Shipping sold 2006 built supramax bulk carrier 56K DWT MV Yasa Ozcan to Indonesian shipowner Gurita Lintas Samudera for about $10.6 million. In September 2019, Yasa Shipping sold sistership 2005 built supramax bulk carrier 56K DWT MV Yasa Gulten to Bangladesh based shipowner and operator Alunited Maritime for about $10.6m million. MV Yasa Gulten was renamed as MV Akij Moon. In August 2019, Yasa Shipping sold 2005 built panamax bulk carrier 82K MV Yasa Neslihan to Athens based Pittas family for about $11.3 million. Yasa Shipping is now left with a fleet of 21 supramax, ultramax and panamax bulk carriers.
In October 2019, Jakarta based Gurita Lintas Samudera (GLS) acquired 2002 built panamax bulk carrier 74k DWT MV Maria Nashwah (ex MV Oregon) from Greek shipowner Cardiff Marine. Indonesian shipowner Gurita Lintas Samudera (GLS) has a fleet of 15 bulk carriers which are mostly used to carry Indonesian coal and mineral cargoes.
Turkish tycoon Yalcin Sabanci led shipowner and operator Yasa Shipping is aiming to sell 5 dry bulk carriers which were all built in Japan: MV Yasa Gulten, MV Yasa Ozcan, MV Yasa Team, MV Yasa Unity and MV Yasa Neslihan. Yasa Shipping is in the mid of major fleet renewal and disposing dry bulk carriers before taking delivery of 12 new-buildings in 2019.
Turkish dry bulk and tanker shipowner has an ambitious newbuilding programme. Four (4) ultramax dry bulk carriers are on order at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, 4 at Cosco Dalian Shipyard, and four (4) MR tankers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. Currently, Yasa Holding’s subsidiary Yasa Shipping has a fleet of four (4) aframax tankers trading and two (2) MR tankers. Currently, Yasa Shipping has 10 supramax, 9 panamax, and 1 capesize dry bulk carriers in the fleet.
One of the richest Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Family’s Istanbul based Yasa Shipping has ordered newbuildings at Nantong Cosco KHI Engineering (NACKS Shipyard which was established in 1999 a joint venture between China Cosco Shipping and Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries ) in China. Yasa Shipping ordered 4 ultramax dry bulk carriers 61K DWT at Nantong Cosco KHI Engineering for $24.5 million each and due to be delivered between 2019 and 2020. Yasa Shipping’s ultramax orders will be built under the old IMO Tier II standards.
Currently, Yasa Shipping has a fleet of 6 tankers and 20 dry bulk carriers. In June 2017, Yasa Shipping was reported to have signed LOI with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for up to 8 ultramax dry bulk carriers but later the deal collapsed. In December 2017, Yasa Shipping was reported to have signed LOI with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for 3 newcastlemax dry bulk carriers and again the deal collapsed.
Turkish shipowner and operator Yasa Shipping has ordered up to eight (8) ultramax dry bulk carriers at Chinese Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for delivery in 2019. Yasa Shipping’s contract will be signed once the company secures financing. Yasa Shipping 64K ultramax dry bulk carriers would be built according to International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Tier II standards for around $24 million each ship.
In 2007, Turkish shipowner and operator Yasa Shipping ordered eight 30K handy size dry bulk carriers at Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) in China for $240 million total. Afterward, the contract collapsed when Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) got into financial trouble. In 2016, Turkish shipowner and operator Yasa Shipping bought 2 supramax dry bulk carriers 2013 built 55K DWT M/V Yasa Sparrow (ex M/V Sharp) and 2013 built Yasa Canary (ex M/V World) for $9.3 million each. Currently, Turkish shipowner and operator Yasa Shipping has 6 tankers and 20 dry bulk carriers in the fleet.