Ship lending platform Oceanis appears to have hit a rich vein among cash-starved shipowners.

The Hamburg-based start-up says it has racked up transaction volumes of $150m on a dozen different projects in its first few months of operation.

The finance intermediary claims to have brought together lenders and owners on projects for 10 bulkers, four containerships and one multipurpose vessel.

Big and small ticket

The portfolio includes small-ticket items of $4m, as well as larger ones including a $50m project comprising two 9,000-teu containerships controlled by a well-known Hamburg shipowner.