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Franbo Lines snaps up Japanese handy

Taiwan’s Franbo Lines has acquired 2008-built Imabari handy size bulker Idship Bulker, according to broker reports.

Franbo has paid Danish investment group ID Management $7.8m for the vessel, according to Seasure Shipbrokers and Advanced Shipping & Trading, slightly higher than the $7.42m valuation from VesselsValue.

The sale will leave ID Management with five bulkers and an OSV under its ownership, while the acquisition grows Franbo’s fleet to 12 vessels.

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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