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Great Eastern swoops for Japanese supramax

India’s Great Eastern Shipping has announced the acquisition of a secondhand Japanese supramax bulker.

The 2013-built vessel has been identified by brokers as Luminous Nova, sold by Japan’s Aono Kaiun for $15m.

Great Eastern says the bulker will join its fleet by the end of March. The company currently has a fleet of 46 vessels according to VesselsValue, made up of 14 bulkers, 27 tankers, and five gas 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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