Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party to sell the SBI Poseidon and SBI Apollo, both Ultramax bulk carriers built in 2016, for approximately $38.4 million in aggregate, as it continues its transition into more sustainable activities. Delivery of the vessels is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2021.
Scorpio Bulkers is investing in the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels. The company has recently sold seven vessels and has contracted to sell thirteen additional vessels, one of which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020 and twelve of which are expected to close in the first half of 2021.
Upon the completion of the vessel sales, Scorpio Bulkers Inc. will have an operating fleet of 34 vessels consisting of 29 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels (including 8 Kamsarmax vessels and 21 Ultramax vessels), and five time chartered-in Kamsarmax vessels.
In addition to its dry bulk fleet, the company has signed a letter of intent to enter into a shipbuilding contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Inc. to build a wind turbine installation vessel to be delivered in 2023, with options to build three further similar vessels. The company’s owned and finance leased fleet will have a total carrying capacity of approximately 1.9 million dwt and all of the company’s owned and finance leased vessels will have carrying capacities of greater than 60,000 dwt.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Scorpio Bulkers