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CSL, SMT Shipping team up in global cement shipping JV

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 14 May 2018

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SMT Shipping (“SMT”) and The CSL Group (“CSL”) have entered into an agreement for CSL to acquire 50% of Eureka Shipping Ltd. (“Eureka”), SMT’s pneumatic cement vessel business, CSL said in its news release. The new joint venture will allow Eureka and CSL to combine expertise, resources and innovative technologies to expand services to customers in the seaborne cement powder and fly ash transportation markets around the world. CSL’s Australian cement shipping business is not included in the joint venture.

Mr Louis Martel, President and CEO of The CSL Group, said that “The joint venture represents an important step in CSL’s strategy to increase its presence in the global construction material sector. We are confident that the synergies between CSL and the Eureka team, along with our common values and complementary skills will further strengthen our ability to provide significant value to our customers and an effective platform for growth.”

Mr Mark Voorham, CEO of SMT Shipping, said that “SMT Shipping is honored to partner with CSL in Eureka. We feel the new joint venture will harness the strengths of both respected companies, which will work together seamlessly to serve our clients with the highest levels of service and professionalism.”

Mr Kai Grotterud, CEO, Eureka Shipping Ltd, said that “For Eureka Shipping, the partnership with CSL provides a strong, collaborative platform to further invest in innovative logistics solutions to the benefit of our customers in the cement and building materials industries.”

The partnership is a strong strategic fit, leveraging the companies’ respective strengths in the shipping and handling of dry bulk cargos.

However, there will be no change in the day-to-day management and operation of vessels in the Eureka fleet. The transaction is subject to certain regulatory conditions and is expected to close by end of June.

Eureka Shipping Ltd. operates a fleet of self-unloading cement carriers in the Baltic Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean and Asia.

The SMT Shipping Group has, over the past 30 years, built a fleet of about 45 vessels through a number of joint venture companies operating in various bulk commodities markets, focusing on highly efficient geared bulk carriers, floating storage/transhipment terminals and belt-unloaders.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 14 May 2018
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