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Swiss Marine confirms Seno Kisen capesize deal

Genoa: Swiss Marine is set to add a 15-years old capesize from Japan’s Seno Kisen to its fleet of bulk carriers.

Peter Weernink, head of the Geneva-based shipping company, has confirmed the deal to Splash saying: “I can confirm the purchase of the bulk carrier named Raiju (172,500 dwt, built 2000) for some $9.6m.”

Swiss Marine’s fleet already lists seven capesize at sea with a further six are under construction at Imabari shipbuilding and JMU-Japan Shipyard, due to delivery in 2015 and 2016. A further 80 capesizes are listed as time chartered-in.

Swiss Marine commenced operations in March 2001 defining itself as a cape and panamax service-provider.

Today, the company operates out of five worldwide offices (Bermuda, Geneva, Singapore, Copenhagen and a representative office in Tokyo), has a professional staff of over 40 employees and has expanded into supramax and handymax size vessels.

Nicola Capuzzo

Nicola is a highly qualified journalist focused on transport economics, logistics and shipping with broad experience in both online and printed media. Specialties: shipping, ship finance, banking, commodities and port economics. He regularly interviews Europe's top shipowner executives for Maritime CEO magazine.
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