.Nova Marine Carriers and Aug. Bolten establish a new German-based asset holding company to own and operate geared bulkers
Nova Marine’s vessels and cargo coverage will enhance the size and the quality of the handysize dry bulk pool
handysize drybulk pool
The joint venture partners will focus on joined asset management, commercial and pool operations, and ship management
Nova Marine Carriers, which operates a fleet of close to 80 vessels out of their head office in Lugano, and Hamburg-based Aug. Bolten, one of the oldest German shipping names, agreed to join forces to own and manage dry bulk vessels. The partners also plan to join technical and crew management through Lydiamar, part of Bolten, with its head office in Athens, Greece.
The new company will be jointly managed by Antonello Romeo and Gregory de Ruiter.
Antonello Romeo is director of Nova Marine Carriers S.A. and Gregory de Ruiter is managing director of Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller’s Nachfolger (Gmbh & Co.) KG.
“This year’s upswing in the bulk market fuelled this opportunity to establish an asset joint venture. We are positive about the possibilities to jointly grow our asset base and substantially strengthen our pool operations. Nova Marine backed by strong equity partners has a solid contract coverage and this combination will make it easier to execute new ideas for growth” says Gerhard Binder, principal of Aug. Bolten.