Scorpio Bulkers announces Sale of Three Vessels

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Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT) announced that it has entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties to sell the SBI Jaguar and SBI Taurus, 2014 and 2015 built Ultramax vessels, respectively, and the SBI Bolero, a 2015 built Kamsarmax vessel, for approximately $53.5 million in aggregate.

None of the three vessels have been fitted with scrubbers. Delivery of the vessels is expected to take place between March and May of 2020. It is estimated that the Company’s liquidity will increase by approximately $18.3 million after the repayment of outstanding debt.

Update on the First Quarter of 2020 Dry Bulk Rates (as of March 10, 2020):

  • Kamsarmax fleet: approximately $10,000 per day on average for 80% of days
  • Ultramax fleet: approximately $9,000 per day on average for 90% of days

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. Upon the completion of the sale of the three vessels, Scorpio Bulkers Inc. will have an operating fleet of 55 vessels consisting of 49 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels (including 16 Kamsarmax vessels and 33 Ultramax vessels), and six time chartered-in vessels (including five Kamsarmax vessels and one Ultramax vessel).

The Company’s owned and finance leased fleet will have a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.4 million dwt and all of the Company’s owned vessels will have carrying capacities of greater than 60,000 dwt.

Sea News, March 12

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News