The sale marks an exit from Odfjell's short-sea regional trade in Asia as the remaining vessel on a time charter to Odfjell will also be re-delivered to its owners in January 2022. These vessels have not been able to deliver satisfactory results and we have consequently taken the decision to exit this niche market. Odfjell has, through this transaction, completed the transition to a sole focus on deep-sea logistics within our shipping segment.
The transaction will result in a USD 21 million one-time impairment in Odfjell's 3Q21 results as the vessels are re-classified as assets held for sale.
The transaction will contribute positively to Odfjell's results going forward. Closing and delivery is scheduled for January/February 2022 and net cash proceeds after repayment of loans and commission are approximately USD 1 million.
Bjørn Kristian Røed, VP/Head of Corporate Analysis & IR
Tel: +47 40 91 98 68