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Huxley joins GoodBulk board as IPO talk heats up

Tim Huxley, one of the most famous names in Hong Kong shipping, has been appointed to the board of John Michael Radziwill’s GoodBulk.

Huxley was at brokers Clarkson for many years through to 2006. He then worked for the Chao family controlled Wah Kwong as well as establishing his own shipowning entity, Mandarin Shipping.

Monaco-based GoodBulk has been toying with a New York IPO, with Radziwill telling Splash earlier that he will proceed with the listing if the pricing is decent.

“We’ll do it if the pricing is okay,” he said in an interview for the cover story of the latest issue of Maritime CEO magazine, which launched this week. “We have no capital commitments to need it. It’s a nice to have, not a must have.”

Nevertheless, it looks likely now Radziwill is getting closer to pushing the button for an IPO. He is set to make a star turn at Capital Link’s event in Athens on Monday and as well as the Huxley appointment, Radziwill has moved to appoint Luigi Pulcini as chief financial officer at GoodBulk. Pulcini served as chief financial officer at Radziwill’s other Monaco shipping business, C Transport Maritime, for the past 14 years.

Formed in October 2016, GoodBulk has already amassed a 25-strong bulker fleet.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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