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Carisbrooke Shipping joins forces with Nova Marine Carriers

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Dry Bulk,

As of 1 January 2017, Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd and Nova Marine Carriers SA have expanded and consolidated all of their commercial shortsea bulk activities.

Notwithstanding both groups’ commercial networking offices, the coordination of all chartering and operation activities will be channelled from Nova Marine’s HQ in Lugano, Switzerland. This will include the effective control of both groups’ vessels and contracts.

This consolidation is an example of two traditionally shortsea shipowners joining forces to service their mutual customers with a modern and versatile fleet of around 60 vessels ranging from 5000 DWT up to 15 000 DWT.

Robert Wester, COO of Carisbrooke Shipping, commented: “This is an extremely positive development during a challenging time for the industry. We are very pleased with this further deepening of our strategic cooperation with a solid partner such as Nova Marine Carriers, in which we can leverage on the synergies between the strong short sea and dry bulk expertise of the two companies. Our aim is to be an active participant in consolidation efforts in the short sea market and to provide an improved 1st class service to our customers, and stakeholders alike.”

Vincenzo Romeo, CEO of Nova Marine Carriers, added: “We are excited to be bringing our respective Groups closer together. Having Carisbrooke's strength in North Europe and ours in South Europe, we are confident in bringing both commercial teams effectively together with an equitable cooperation and most importantly, servicing mutual existing and new customers with highest quality tonnage and performance.”

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