Wilson snaps up three bulkers at Wuxue Janda

Wilson snaps up three bulkers at Wuxue Janda

Oslo: Short sea operator Wilson has signed a shipbuilding contract with Chinese yard Wuxue Janda Shipbuilding for the construction of three 2,600dwt bulk carriers.

The vessels are expected to be delivered during 2016, and Wilson has an option for an additional two vessels.

Wilson says it will pay Euros 3.25m ($3.6m) each for the trio, which were confirmed pending board approval and sufficient refund gaurantees from the yard, and the deal should be completed by next quarter.

Wilson operates a fleet of 111 vessels ranging from 1500-8500 dwt.

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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