Trafigura sells trio

Commodities group Trafigura has reportedly sold off three modern medium range (MR) products tankers at a profit to Empire Navigation of Greece. 

The 50,000-dwt Marlin Iris, Marlin Glory (both built 2008) and Marlin Topaz (built 2009) are said to have fetched $74.9m en bloc.   

Trafigura bought the Guangzhou-built trio from Overseas Maritime Corp of Greece in January last year for $64m enbloc. 

Trafigura has eight MR tankers on order at the shipyard for delivery in 2015 and 2016.