Italo-German cooperation in bulk operations
Nova Marine Carriers, which is headquartered in Lugano, and Hamburg-based Aug. Bolten, a traditional German shipping brand, have agreed to join forces to own and manage drybulk vessels.
A part of the plan is technical and crew management through Lydiamar, an affiliate of Bolten, with its head office in Athens.
The new company will be jointly managed by Antonello Romeo and Gregory de Ruiter. Romeo is director of Nova Marine Carriers, which operates a fleet of close to 80 vessels, and de Ruiter, managing director of Aug. Bolten.
Vincenzo Romeo, CEO of Nova Marine Carriers, commented: „In recent years, Nova has invested heavily in the handy-size sector and this deal offers us a possibility to enhance our geographical presence.’’ (cd)