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S’hail Shipping to acquire another two ships

Doha-based dry bulk operator S’hail Shipping is going to acquire another two ships as it continues to expand its fleet.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Sada, S’hail Shipping’s chairman and managing director told Qatari media The Peninsula that the company will acquire additional two vessel by early next year to expand the fleet to nine vessels. The acquisition will be funded by Qatar Development Bank.

According to Al Sada, the company, which only serves overseas markets at the moment, is also ready to serve the local market if the opportunities arises. Additionally, the company is also working to expand its operation into the offshore market to serve Qatari companies, particularly Qatar Petroleum.

The company bought panamax bulkers Chris and Paquis and renamed them to S’hail Al Rayan and S’hail Al Dukhan in May. Its current fleet is made up of five panamax bulekrs and two supramax bulkers.



Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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