Shipowner Hartmann Group has purchased a 2019-built liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carrier from China’s CIMC Sinopacific Offshore, shipbroking sources have reported.
The 22,000 cbm resale unit was picked up by the German company for a reported price of USD 45 million.
The vessel in question (hull 1030) had previously been ordered by Odfjell Gas Carriers at Sinopacific Offshore. However, Sinopacific Offshore and Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group went bankrupt in 2016, and the Norwegian owner cancelled a total of eight gas carriers.
According to information found on the Hartmann Group website, the purchase of the resale ship would bring the total number of LEG carriers in the company’s fleet to 15.