Vectis Castle joins Koga Shipping’s breakbulk fleet
Global bulk, breakbulk and project cargo specialist, Koga Shipping has expanded its fleet by adding MV Vectis Castle to its fleet. The modern heavy-lift MPP is owned by Carisbrooke Shipping.
In a brief statement through its social media channels, Koga Shipping noted that the vessel will operate in its USG/Caribs/NCSA trade lane through December.
Commenting on the deployment of Vectis Castle, Koga Shipping CEO Fernando Maruri noted that breakbulk space in the Americas has dwindled as owners prefer to push available tonnage to Asia and Europe where rates better support the high ship costs.
“Americas markets will continue to adjust until some balance is reached. Our suggestion to our clients in the Americas (or anywhere) is to book space as early as they can as there is little sign of relief in the near term,” Maruri said in his comment on social media.
The vessel was built and delivered to the owner by the Chinese yard Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding in 2013. The vessel features two cranes with an 80 ton lift capacity each.