Clipper Claims Norden Handysize Quartet Purchase
Denmark’s Clipper Group has emerged as the buyer of the four 32,000 dwt Handysize bulk carriers sold last week by its compatriot D/S Norden.
The vessels include Nord Hong Kong, Nord Houston, Nord London and Nord Vancouver and they will be added to the company’s fleet during the next four months.
The four bulkers were built in 2011 at Chinese Jiangmen Nanyang Shipyard (JNS).
The Handysize bulk carriers feature logs and grabs fitted and will enter the Clipper Logger Pool, according to the company.
“We are extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to add four modern handysize vessels to our fleet and into our Logger Pool,” Clipper’s Group CEO Peter Norborg said.
Clipper said it will commercially as well as technically manage the vessels.
The bulk carriers have been added to Clipper’s internal technical management division, Clipper Fleet Management.
The company’s Logger Pool presently consists of 31 vessels, whereof eight are controlled by Clipper and 23 are third party’s vessels.