Turkey’s Fastest-Growing Owner Adds Vintage Tanker

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Beks Ship Management’s appetite for vintage tanker tonnage appears to have no end, says an article published on Splash.

Fastest-growing shipowner

Fresh data identifies Beks as the buyer of several older tanker units.

The Bekmezci family has now added its second LR in a row, the 72,000 dwt, Samsung-built Sauger, for just under $18.5m from Prima Marine, its second deal with a Greek in a month.

Same portal estimated

In April, Splash reported that Beks, Turkey’s fastest-growing shipowner, had emerged as the taker of the one-year younger, similar-sized, STX-built Energy Championfor just under $20m, sold by another Greek owner, Victor Restis and his Enterprises Shipping and Trading.

Beks’ fleet now counts 38 eight ships and is valued at $779m, according to the online pricing portal VesselsValue. In April, the same portal estimated that Beks’ fleet was valued at just under $700m.

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Source: Splash