Tomini Shipping, a leading Dubai-based ship owner and operator, has confirmed that it has acquired seven handymax vessels over the last six months. Originally built in China in 2016, the ships have been renamed Tomini Zonda, Tomini Bora, Tomini Ghibli, Tomini Norte, Tomini Mistral, Tomini Oroshi and Tomini Shamal. These latest additions will take the Tomini group’s fleet size to 20 vessels.
Tomini Shipping is wholly-owned by the Shaikh family, while commercial management of the vessels is handled through its long term partners Alpina Chartering in Denmark. “These additions to the fleet are testament to our confidence in the long-term prospects for the dry bulk market. We are committed to growing a diverse fleet to meet global transportation needs,” commented Numair Shaikh, Tomini’s CEO.