Arkon forms boxship chartering firm

A new German boxship chartering firm has been launched. Arkon Shipping has joined forces with five German owners to create Arkon Allied Container (AAC), which can boast a fleet of 90 tramp boxships with a strong feeder focus.

The five initial owners are Nordic, Wessels, Jungerhans, HS Schiffahrt and Jebsen Shipping Partners with AAC looking for other owners to sign up.

Owners make money in the form of dividend payments from AAC via charter brokerage fees.

This is the latest consolidation seen in Germany’s hugely altered shipowning scene, which sister publication Maritime CEO magazine will be investigating in the next issue due for publication at the end of this month.

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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