Australian ship agency in the market to become a dry bulk owner

An Australian shipping services provider is looking to become a shipowner and possibly pushing through an initial public offering too.

Fremantle based Seacorp was founded in 1998 and is involved in ship agency, ship broking, marine surveys, and trade facilitation services.

The company’s founder, Craig Thompson, told the West Australian newspaper today that he now in the market for dry bulk ship ranging in size from 30,000 dwt to 65,000 dwt, aged two to three years old.

“We have our finger on the pulse ready to go at the right moment … I’d say it’s going to be before June next year,” Thompson said.

Further ships could be added either by others coming in for equity or Seacorp pushing through an IPO.

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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