Dubai-headquartered Tomini orders nine newbuildings
Tomini Shipping has placed an order for nine new ultramax bulkers, signalling its return to the dry cargo market.
Headquartered in Dubai, the Pakistani shipowner is said to have ordered the 64,000-dwt eco-design vessels at China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.
Delivery of the vessels is scheduled to begin in the middle of 2015, Tomini says, although it did not reveal any details regarding the price of the vessels.
Clarksons lists the company as the owner of a single 1994-built aframax tanker.
On its website Tomini says throughout the years it has “operated some 70 vessels on time charter and owned more than 100 vessels,” including 50 dry cargo vessels up to cape size and 55 tankers.
Tomini says it has been examining opportunities to re-enter the bulk carrier market.