Monaco-based International Andromeda Shipping has welcomed Paolo Scerni, head of Scerni di Navigazione, as its new minority shareholder several sources report to Splash. The Italian owner who is now living and working permanently in Monaco took a 10% share thus becoming partner of the main shareholders Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio and Massimo Filosa.
International Andromeda Shipping was founded in 1992 by a group of professionals already actively involved in international oil trading and shipmanagement, with the aim of owning and managing a fleet of tanker vessels and gas carriers. Andromeda through the years has focused mainly on the transport of petroleum products, building up a valuable experience and know-how in owning, managing and operating tankers from 30,000 to 150,000 dwt. As of today Andromeda group controls a fleet of seven tankers according to VesselsValue.com: three suezmaxes, two MR1s and two LR2s.
Meanwhile, Scerni’s controlled Scerni di Navigazione owns two aframax tankers and both of them have been operating under full managament of International Andromeda Shipping for the past few years.