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Global United pounces for suezmax

Global United Shipping, the fast growing Indian joint venture between Japan’s Nissen Kaiun and Mumbai-based Synergy Maritime, has snapped up its first crude tanker.

The JV has bagged a 16-year-old suezmax, now renamed as Sri Vishnu, from DHT Holdings for $26.5m. DHT had come close to offloading the vessel in November to Greece’s Moundreas Shipping for $27m but the deal fell through.

Global United is building up a formidable fleet fast, with a VLGC, some LPG carriers and few dry bulk carriers among its 10-strong fleet.

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Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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