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Clipper takes supramax pool from Klaveness

Klaveness’s exit from supramax pool activity has been secured with news today that Clipper Bulk has agreed to buy its Bulkhandling pool.

Bulkhandling dates back to 1963 and was the first pool created in the history of shipping.

Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness, commented, “The Bulkhandling pool is seen as market leading and have significant potential for growth. We believe this can best be achieved under the wings of Clipper and we are confident that they will be able to deliver an even better product to more owners in the future.”

Under Kristoffersen, Klaveness has been making plenty of changes to its pooling activity, indicating a preference for focusing on panamaxes. It teamed with Japan’s Marubeni in January to create a panamax pool.

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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