Lomar in a buying and selling spree to renew fleet

Lomar Shipping, a subsidiary of privately-owned global business group Libra Group, has been renewing its fleet by acquiring more ships and divesting some of them. A total of almost 100 container vessels were sold in the last few years, signalling Lomar’s exit from the container sector for the time being.

The 100 sold containership vessels were among 150 vessels acquired by Lomar between the years 2009 and 2020.

The strategic asset play and exit from the containership sector has been underway for the past 3 years.

In the last year, Lomar has made major investments in dry bulk vessels, adding 600,000 in dwt.

In the latest fleet renewal attempt the owner has announced the safe delivery of the 3,237-teu containership, the Spartel Trader, to her new owners, the Hong Kong-based HK Quanfu Shipping Co.

A sister to the recently divested 3,237-teu Antibes Express and Sounior Trader, the vessel was built in 2003 by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan, and was officially delivered on June 27 in Valencia, Spain.

To remind, the containership Antibes Express was sold and delivered to her new owners, Piraeus-based Element Shipmanagement. The vessel, built in 2002 by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan, was delivered in Algeciras, Spain.

Few weeks ago, the shipowner also confirmed that the 3,237-teu containership Sounior Trader was sold to Hong Kong-based HK Quanfu Shipping Co.

The ship, built in 2003, by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan is also a sister vessel to the recently divested Antibes Express.

The shipowner announced few months ago the acquisition of the 57,016-dwt Ebury Trader, formerly as ‘Hai Yang Zhi Hua’. A geared supramax bulk carrier, she was built at the China Shipping Industry Jiangsu shipyard in September 2011.