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Arklow adds four more

Ireland’s Arklow Shipping has placed an order at Ferus Smit Shipyard for four 16,500 dwt bulk carriers for delivery in 2018 and 2019. The company already has nine 5,085 dwt general cargo vessels on order at the same yard.

Once all ships on order deliver, Arklow’s fleet will pass the 50-ship mark. The Irish company which also boasts a strong presence in Rotterdam celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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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