JR seals $37m winning bid for four ice-class feeders

Dutch outfit JR Shipping succeeded at auction, winning a bid to buy four ice-class feeder boxships.

JR Shipping is paying $37m en bloc for the four 1,436 teu sister ships previously controlled by compatriot Navigia Group in a bank driven sale. The 2011-built Chinese boxships are the Altsterdijk, Aalderdijk, Akerdijk and Amerdijk.

Founded in 1993, JR’s fleet today includes 15 boxships, two MPPs, six OSVs, a survey vessel and a tall ship.

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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