Navios Maritime Partners in for more tanker newbuilds

Greek Navios Maritime Partners led-by Angeliki Frangou stays active with more additions to its fleet, as the owner took delivery of an aframax product tanker.

The newly built vessel Nave Cosmos is the first aframax/LR2 product tanker from a total of 12 similar vessels under construction.

The Nave Cosmos, 115,651 dwt, is scrubber-fitted and is equipped with Framo pumps.

The Nave Cosmos has been designed with the latest environmentally friendly technology to optimize energy efficiency and safety, in line with the company’s decarbonization culture, as the Greek owner claims.

Meanwhile, the owner also took delivery of its fifth newbuilding 5,300 TEU containership, the Zim Falcon.

The announcement comes after chief executive Angeliki Frangou took delivery in January and April this year of two 2024-built 5,300 TEU containerships, which have been chartered-out at an average rate of $37,050 net per day for a period of 5.2 years.

In the ship sales sector, the New-York listed company has agreed to buy from an undisclosed third party two newbuilding scrubber-fitted aframax/LR2 tankers.

The owner has agreed during the first quarter of 2024 to buy the 115,000-dwt vessels for a purchase price of $61.25m each, plus $3.3m per vessel in additional features.

The vessels are expected to be delivered into Navios Partners’ fleet during 2027.

The shipowner has also declared its options in March to purchase a 2015-built scrubber-fitted kamsarmax of 80,994 dwt, a 2016-built kamsarmax of 84,904 dwt, a 2017-built kamsarmax of 81,626 dwt and a 2017-built kamsarmax of 81,630 dwt.

The aggregate purchase price is around $116.6m based on the expected delivery date.

Video credit: Navios Maritime Partners