China's Seacon Shipping Group is expanding its fleet with an order for two kamsarmax bulkers and two resale captures, TradeWinds reported.
The company said it had contracted the 82,000-dwt ships at CSSC Huangpu Shipyard for delivery in 2019.
It has also signed a bareboat agreement with a Shanghai finance and leasing company for two 64,000-dwt ultramaxes under construction at a Nantong shipyard.
Seacon claims to be the country's biggest private shipping company, with technical management and shipping and chartering teams in Qingdao, Shanghai and Singapore.
It has 30 owned or bareboat-chartered ships: 26 bulkers and four chemical tankers. Subsidiary Seacon Ship Management Company manages 86 vessels.
Seacon is working closely with financial organisations and is planning "several" further bareboat-chartering fleet deals.
Prior to this, Seacon had bareboat-chartered several 75,000-dwt panamaxes and 57,000-dwt supramaxes from domestic finance and leasing operations.
Seacon Shipping Group Limited is a comprehensive enterprise integrating international shipping, ship management, crew manning and fleet operation. It is dedicated to providing one-stop ships operation and management services as well as solutions to maritime logistics for customers. In 2002, Seacon Ships Management Co., Ltd. and Seacon Crew Manning Co., Ltd. were established in Qingdao. In 2009, Seacon Shipping Co., Ltd was established in Singapore. Then in 2012, above companies integrated into a group. At present, the management and operation center is located in Qingdao with branches or representative offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Singapore, Hong Kong, Athens, Hamburg and Tokyo.
Sources: Xinde Marine News
Editor: Sarah Yu
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