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Triomphe Shipping Lines makes debut in Singapore

French agricultural group Invivo Grains and Global Equity Group have partnered to form Triomphe Shipping Lines in Singapore.

According to its website, Triomphe’s plans to provide an all-inclusive vessel operating and freight management service for both dedicated in-house tonnage and third party business.

Triomphe is being headed by chairman Craig Thompson, the owner of Global Equity Group, which also owns Australian maritime services giant Seacorp. Thompson also owns Thompson Shipping Lines, which acquired 2012-built handysize bulker TSL Rosemary (formerly Azure Bulker) earlier this year from Taiwan’s Sincere Navigation.

Speaking to Splash, Thompson said that Triomphe started operations on July 1 and has already fixed four ships, handymax Angy R being the first.

Thompson said that the company will be focused on Black Sea to Far East trades as well as Brazil/Gulf of Mexico to the Far East.

On the future development of Triomphe, Thompson said that the aim is to establish itself over the coming few years and in the future both long-term charters and vessel ownership are a possibility.

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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