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Wilson takes fleet to 118 with bulker acquisition

Norwegian short sea specialist Wilson has entered into an agreement to acquire 2008-built 3,605dwt bulker Aveiro for €3.475m ($4.06m).

Equasis lists the current owner of the vessel as Germany’s Kapitan Siegfried Bojen-Schiffahrtsbetrieb, although it has been on charter to Wilson.

Wilson says it expects to take delivery of the vessel before the end of September, when it will be renamed.

The acquisition increase Wilson’s operating fleet to 118 vessels, of which 82 are owned.

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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