NewYork-based Greeks have been named as the buyers, with Callimanopulos company Trade & Transport being toutedas the likely party.
“No price has yet been disclosed, butresale Chinese kamsarmaxes on offer range between $18m and $23m in asking priceand we would imagine a figure in the low $20m’s to be likely,” said shipbroker Galbraithsin its latest market report.
The Copenhagen-based shipowner recentlydisposed of three modern handysize bulkers reportled to Dalex Shipping of Greece.
The 33,000-dwt Nord Aarhus (built 2012) and Nord Dubaiand Nord Antwerp (both built 2011) were reported sold for some $60m en bloc.
Duringthe third quarter, Norden entered into a newbuilding contract for an ice-class panamaxbulker at an unnamed Japanese yard.
Thevessel, which will be delivered in 2014, is fuel efficient and contracted withan agreement on 5-year coverage with a solid counterpart.
Nordenalso has two handysize product tanker newbuildings under construction at China’sGuangzhou Shipyard International.
The shipowner claims the new ships will be ableto cut consumption by as much as 25% on average thanks to the optimisation ofhulls, engines, propellers and other features.