Bergen (Norway) - Short-sea market leader Wilson has signed an agreement to purchase the two bulk carriers Mv Arklow Rover (2004) and Mv Arklow Resolve (2004), both of 5,000 dwt. The vessels are expected to be acquired during the first quarter of 2020. Upon acquisition, both vessels will be given Wilson names. The purchase is financed through equity and deductions from the company’s loan facility in the bank.
The acquisition of Mv Arklow Rover and Mv Arklow Resolve marks the growth of today’s fleet with two ships. The acquisition underpins Wilson’s long-term positive outlook on the market and is the company’s second investment in the 5,000 dwt segment in a short time.
Wilson is a short sea company working hand in hand with major players within the Norwegian and European industry. Today the Wilson fleet consists of 111 vessels, ranging from 1500-8500 dwt, whereof 89 are owned by the Wilson group. The number of owned vessels in our fleet places us among the largest shipping operators within the European short sea segment.