Tomini Shipping, one of Dubai’s leading shipowner and operators, has taken the delivery of Interlink Veracity, which has been renamed Tomini Kaimai. A 2016 Chinese-built vessel, with a 38,736 DWT, it is the fourth out of nine handymax vessels the company agreed to acquire from Interlink Maritime Corp.
Together with the five remaining vessel acquisitions, Tomini Shipping’s fleet now totals 26 ships with an average age of 5 years.
Numair Shaikh, CEO of Tomini Group, commented: “We see a very positive supply side picture on the 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.”
Tomini Shipping is wholly owned by the Shaikh family, while commercial management is handled through its long-standing partners, Alpina Chartering, in Denmark.