Lomar acquires four container ships and three Chemical Tankers

Lomar, the shipping subsidiary of Libra Group, has announced acquisition of four container vessels and three chemical tankers.

The 2,500 TEU Luna built in 2002 and the 1,100 TEU Stadt Muenchen built in 1999 have been acquired for an undisclosed sum. CEO of Lomar, Achim Boehme, stated: “These acquisitions further assert our commitment to the container vessel sector having placed orders for up to 12 newbuilding containers in 2012″.

In a separate deal the Rio Verde and Rio Valiente, both 2,500 TEU geared container vessels built in 2003, were acquired also for an undisclosed sum. Achim Boehme said: “These modern vessels bring our container fleet to around 30 including newbuildings on order. They make a welcome addition to our fleet.”

Lomar has also added three chemical tankers to its fleet. Clipper Katja, Clipper Kitty and Clipper Klara. All are 11,200 dwt epoxy Chemical Tankers built in 2007. Achim Boehme stated “These vessels supplement our existing fleet of four chemical tankers. We continue to seek opportunities to acquire vessels that complement our diverse fleet”.

For further information, please contact:

Charlie Hampton
Account Director
Bell Pottinger Business & Brand
Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 2424

Gareth Zundel
Head of Communications
Libra Group
Tel: +44 (0)20 7245 8700

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