Italy’s Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Co has divested half of its fleet in the six months it has been under full control of private equity owners.

One capesize and five post-panamaxes previously with the company have changed hands since October, raising about $80m in total, according to broker reports and online shipping databanks, such as Equasis, that confirm most of these deals.

The Italian outfit’s last remaining tanker — the 40,200-dwt tanker Ghetty Bottiglieri (built 2002) — is slated to go as well, with brokers having circulated the ship for sale since November.