Goldenport Holdings offloads bulker

Goldenport Holdings offloads bulker

London-listed Goldenport Holdings has sold a 2009-built bulk carrier to Marshall Islands-based Zenith Shipping for $9.345m.

The vessel, Alpine Trader, was delivered to its new owners on November 5. Net proceeds from the sale will go towards repayment of debt secured against the vessel, Goldenport said in a statement.

Goldenport now owns seven dry bulk vessels, made up of 6 supramaxes and a post panamax, and five containerships ranging between 970 and 5,551 teu.

In June, the company revealed itself as an acquisiton target for an unknown buyer however the party involved and Goldenport’s independent directors were unable to reach and agreement.

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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