Breakbulk shipping line Clipper Group has sold 16 vessels as part of a financial restructuring agreement.
The vessel sold include the firm’s last four multipurpose carriers. These 17,500-deadweight-tonne vessels feature tweendecks, one 80-tonne and two 150-tonne capacity cranes and three combi 80-tonne capacity each.
“The sold multipurpose [vessels] remain in our technical management,” said Emma Wahlberg, group communication officer for Clipper, told Breakbulk, adding that the sold bulk carriers also remain under Clipper’s commercial and technical control.
Last month, the group said the consolidation of its bulk handling activities into three hubs, closing existing offices in Stamford, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Beijing. The Clipper Group operates a fleet of handysize and supramax vessels, transporting a range of cargo from dry bulk to breakbulk.
Photo: The Clipper Newhaven. Credit: CG