SINGAPORE, Oct. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Caravelle International Group (Nasdaq: CACO), a trailblazing global ocean technology company, is thrilled to announce the signing of a Bareboat Charter Agreement with Kanda Shipping Co. Ltd. This strategic move is not merely a fleet expansion; it marks the company’s drive to retrofit its newly leased bulk transport ship with the transformative Co-Tech wood drying equipment.
With a dedicated $4 million investment for these cutting-edge upgrades, the vessel is set for a comprehensive two-month modification. Once these modifications are complete, it will embark on its first commercial shipping journey, promising a notable uptick in revenue. Additionally, the innovative Co-Tech wood drying model alone presents an opportunity to add a substantial $19 million annually to Caravelle’s revenue stream. Remarkably, a significant portion of this is pure profit, as Co-Tech efficiently utilizes heat from the ship’s exhaust, ensuring minimal ongoing expenses. Maintenance costs, projected to be exceptionally low, are the only anticipated overheads for this operation.
Caravelle International Group’s Chairman shared his thoughts on this groundbreaking initiative, stating, “This venture signals a transformative chapter for Caravelle. The integration of our Co-Tech system is not only a strategic financial move but also showcases our unwavering commitment to innovative and sustainable solutions. Our dual aim of substantial financial growth coupled with an active role in the global battle against climate change showcases the essence of Caravelle’s mission.”
Caravelle’s emphasis on its Co-Tech technology, beyond its evident commercial advantages, accentuates the company’s mission of environmental stewardship, merging profitability with a green initiative.
About Caravelle International Group
Caravelle is a global ocean technology company. Its business comprises of two sectors: the traditional business in international shipping, operated by the Topsheen Companies (Topsheen Shipping Group Corporation (Samoa) and its subsidiaries) and the new CO-Tech business under Singapore Garden Technology Pte. Ltd. As the traditional business, Caravelle’s international shipping business has generated all revenues. The CO-Tech business is a new development building upon the existing shipping business. It enables wood desiccation during the maritime shipping process, with full utilization of the shipping time, space, and the waste heat of exhaust gas from the shipping vessels. Caravelle’s CO-Tech industry has no historical operations and has not generated revenue. Caravelle is headquartered in Singapore.
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