Dubai-based Tomini Shipping has announced the acquisition of two handysize bulk carriers. Now named the Tomini Sirocco and Tomini Pampero the 38,600 dwt pair were originally built in 2016 by Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding. This wraps up Tomini’s handysize acquisition campaign with a total of 13 of this type of vessel purchased during 2022. The current Tomini Shipping fleet now consists of 26 vessels, including three Kamsarmax, ten Ultramax and 13 Handysize ships.
“We see a very positive supply side picture for our Handies, with relatively few newbuilds on order, and an ageing profile of the existing fleet. This leads to greater recycling numbers due to incoming environmental regulations, meaning the fundamentals are very much in favour of a positive handysize segment,” commented Numair Shaikh, CEO of the Tomini Group.