Ship Owning and Chartering

Ship Owning and Chartering business segment comprises of the business under Uni-Asia Shipping and three wholly-owned ships of the Group.

(i) Uni-Asia Shipping

Uni-Asia Shipping is earmarked as the Group’s ship-owning subsidiary focusing on a portfolio of small and medium size dry bulk carriers to provide a stable recurring charter income base to the Group. Further, Uni-Asia Shipping is able to provide ship commercial management.

Uni-Asia Shipping’s strategy is to focus on handysize bulk carriers as handysize bulk carriers are versatile in the types of cargo load they can carry. Such cargo loads include grains, cement, clinker, mineral sands, coal, logs and steel products. Dues to small handysize bulk carriers’ versatility, liquidity in the handysize bulk market is high.

Depending on the market conditions and clients’ need, Uni-Asia Shipping portfolio of small handy dry bulk carriers may be chartered through a single trip voyage charter or up to a few years’ time charter.

The ship portfolio under Uni-Asia Shipping excluding commercial management ships is as follows:


*Bareboat Vessel

(ii) Wholly-own Ships not held through Uni-Asia Shipping

The three wholly-own ships include two handysize bulk carriers and one containership. They complement Uni-Asia Shipping in broadening the Group’s recurring charter income base.

Wholly Owned Ship Portfolio

  Name of Subsidiary Ship Name Ownership
Percentage
Type of Ship Capacity LOA Shipyard Year of Built
1 Florida Containership S.A. Uni Florida 100% Containership 3,500 TEU 238.86 Hyundai Mipo 2007
2 Joule Asset Management (Pte.) Limited Uni Challenge 100% Bulker 29,078 DWT 169.99 Y-Nakanishi 2012
3 Fulgida Bulkship S.A. Uni Wealth 100% Bulker 29,256 DWT 169.99 Y-Nakanishi 2009