The Funen-based shipping company Thorco thinks that the market is close enough to the bottom to make investments in new tonnage. Last week, the shipping company published its purchase of four new multipurpose ships. Three ships coming directly from the shipyards and one ship is half a year old. And that is not the last purchase of the year according to CEO Thomas Mikkelsen.
“We will receive two new ships later this year and we are open to new possibilities which might occur. We have a goal that the fleet will consist of large ships as it is cost-intensive to operate small ones of around 4,000 dwt. It is a lot easier to ensure work for the large ships. We believe that the market has more ups than downs at the moment and this is why we are investing in new tonnage. It is a question of entering the market at the right time and manage ships sensibly”, Thomas Mikkelsen says.