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Sea Pioneer in for Japanese panamax

Brokers report Sea Pioneer Shipping is paying Japan’s Yamamaru Kisen just over $5m for the 12-year-old Mulberry Paris panamax bulker. The ship was built at Tsuneishi’s Japan yard.

Shipping database Equasis shows Hiroshima-based Yamamaru Kisen has 27 bulkers in its fleet.

Japanese dry bulk owners have been especially strong in selling tonnage this year.

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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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