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Nordic Hamburg offloads bulker pair

Nordic Hamburg offloads bulker pair

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Active owner Nordic Hamburg Shipping continues to rejig its fleet with brokers noting it has sold a pair of recently delivered bulk carriers. Sister ships Nordic Perth and Nordic Darwin – both geared, Chinese-built and 37,300 dwt, have been taken by Aquavita International, an 11-year-old Ukrainian outfit that now controls a fleet of more than 40 ships. The ships have been sold at $20m a unit in a deal that also includes seven year bare boat hire and purchases.

Nordic Hamburg has had a busy year. In May it took on a 3,500 teu boxship from Hansa Shipping.

Founded in 2006 by Rowil Ponta and Richard Grube, Nordic Hamburg today has a fleet of small boxships as well as a strong dry bulk portfolio ships ranging in size from 35,000 dwt to 57,000 dwt.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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