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ESL Shipping acquires bulker

Finland’s ESL Shipping has acquired 2011-built self-unloading bulk carrier Alppila from SEB Leasing.

The acquisition was made as part of a lease agreement signed between the two parties in 2011.

No price was given for the transaction, and the market value of the ship is around $4.42m according to VesselsValue.

ESL currently operates a fleet of 14 bulk carriers.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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