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Wilson acquires bulker pair from Arklow Shipping

Norwegian short sea specialist Wilson has sealed agreements to buy 2004-built 5,000 dwt bulker pair Arklow Rover and Arklow Resolve from Irish owner Arklow Shipping.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020.

Wilson says the acquisition will be financed through equity and via the company’s existing loan facilities. It did not reveal the price paid for the pair.

Last month, Wilson acquired a pair of 5,000 dwt bulkers from UK-based Carisbrooke Shipping.

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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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