Chinese bulker boss sentenced

Chinese bulker boss sentenced

A court in the UK has sentenced in absence Zhu Guohua to 18 months in jail over a bungled dry bulk shipping deal done with Swiss trader Bunge.

Zhu controls Chinese dry bulk line Huaya Maritime which has had a serious charter contract dispute with Bunge. The two companies went into an arbitration in London last year, which ended in Bunge’s favour, however Zhu’s firm has ignored the ruling and the penalties imposed despite numerous warnings.

Huaya Maritime is registered in Marshall Islands and headquartered in Qingdao, China. It owns three bulk carriers.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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