Algoma Corporation’s 19,851gt/2017 built Algoma Innovator, the first of two new self-unloading dry-bulk freighters commenced her delivery voyage from the 3 Maj Shipyard in Croatia to Canada on 23rd February, laden with a cargo of bauxite. The 25,100dwt ship is 198m long with a 23m beam and is intended for service on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.

Golar LNG has decided to reactivate its 96,011gt/1977 built LNG carrier Gandria from layup and she has been moved to Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard. In response to increased demand, the company also reactivated the 93,750gt/2005 built LNG carrier Golar Viking, which entered the spot market during February 2018. A 15-year charter for an LNG carrier in the Atlantic Basin with an undisclosed energy company will also see either the 106,577gt/1981 built Golar Spirit or the 95,879gt/1977 built Golar Freeze deployed.

Goodbulk took delivery of the 154,139gt/2010 built Aquitaine (181,725dwt) on 20th February as the fifth delivery of the seven initial Capesize vessels acquired from funds managed by CarVal Investors, LLC. The following day the company took delivery of the 88,930gt/2006 built Aquascope (174,008dwt) as the fifth of the six vessels.

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