LNG-powered bulker owner Himalaya Shipping achieved average time charter equivalent earnings of about $28,300 per day in May.
Tor Olav Trøim’s Himalaya said in a commercial update on Tuesday that its two vessels trading on index-linked time charter earned about $27,400 per day, gross, including average daily scrubber benefits of about $2,500 per day last month.
The company’s only vessel trading on fixed time charter earned $30,000 per day, gross, it said.
According to Himalaya, the Baltic 5TC Capesize Index averaged $17,773 during May.
China’s New Times Shipbuilding is building in total twelve LNG dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk
carriers for Himalaya.
The latest and the fourth LNG-powered bulker, Mount Blanc, joined Himalaya’s fleet on May 31.
NTS also recently launched the 210,000-dwt LNG dual-fuel, Mount Neblina, on June 9, the sixth vessel in this batch of twelve.
Up to date, Himalaya secured charter deals for nine of these ships.