Seaarland, Nordic Tankers Sign Joint Venture

Monday, April 10, 2006
Seaarland Shipping Management and Nordic Tankers signed a joint venture that will see both of these companies enter the Handysize product carrier market. The joint venture will involve investment in modern second-hand vessels as well as new buildings. The vessels will be jointly owned by both partners in varying proportions. The first acquisition by the joint venture, the 2000-built 35,820 dwt Hanne, is to be concluded soon. Seaarland will be fully responsible for managing the vessels which will be operated in the Handytankers pool, currently made up of vessels from Seaarland, Maersk, D'Amico, Motia and CST.

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