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Meteor Management adds another supramax

Bulgaria’s Meteor Management looks to have added to its fleet with the acquisition of Japanese supramax Navios Armonia.

Brokers reported the sale of the Doun Kisen supramax in July to Greek buyers for $14.2m. However, Splash understands the buyer to be Meteor, who will rename the vessel Eleen Armonia.

Backed by commodity trader Eleen Marine, Meteor currently owns a single vessel according to VesselsValue, the 1998-built supramax Bedford Castle which it acquired last year from Navalmar.

Meteor was also linked to the acquisition of another Doun Kisen supramax earlier this year, the 2009-built Bulk Neptune which has since been renamed Eleen Neptune. However, the registered owner of this vessel is listed as OCM Atlantic Trader indicating the possible involvement of Oaktree Capital in the Bulgarian company.

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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