May 22 - Zeaborn Chartering has acquired 50 percent of EMS ConBulk, a chartering company responsible for handling the fleet of Reederei Bockstiegel.
By taking over the shares, Zeaborn says it has taken the first step into commercial management for its upcoming newbuildings, as well as resale tonnage.
Zeaborn currently has ten new multipurpose vessels under construction at the Taizhou Sanfu shipyard in China.
According to the EMS ConBulk website, the company operates around 15 multipurpose heavy lift vessels each with a deadweight of 12,780 tonnes and tandem lifting capacity of 300 tonnes.
Keep your eyes peeled on the HLPFI website for more news of this development next week.
BBC Maine - one of the multipurpose tweendeckers that HLPFI understands is owned by Reederei Bockstiegel and operated by EMS ConBulk.