Leading Dubai-based ship owner Tomini Shipping has achieved yet another milestone in its ongoing expansion journey with the acquisition of Tomini K12. This Chinese-built 208,000 dwt Capesize bulk cargo ship will be the largest carrier the Tomini fleet, reflecting its desire to be more active in the larger bunker size range.
The addition of Tomini K12, formerly known as The Vrabel, brings Tomini’s fleet to a total of 28 vessels with an average age of six years. This acquisition is said to fit well with the company’s ongoing growth strategy and specifically the aim of increasing cargo capacity per vessel, and reducing emissions on a per deadweight ton basis.
Tomini Shipping is wholly owned by the Shaikh family, which for more than 70 years has been involved in every aspect of the shipping market, including ownership and technical management, while commercial management is handled through Alpina Chartering in Denmark. Tomini Shipping, which has dedicated crew management centres in Mumbai and Karachi, is led by Numair Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, and Adam Shaikh, Head of Sale & Purchase, who represents the fourth generation of the Shaikh family to be involved in the business.