NASC Expands Fleet with Mini-Bulker

Nova Algoma Short-Sea Carriers (NASC) is receiving another member of its fleet as it recently purchased a mini-bulker.

The 13,497 dwt Sider Venture was bought from Norway-based OsloBulk.

The multipurpose vessel is part of a group of six ships built in 2006. Previously named Sian C, the bulker will reunite with its five sister vessels already under NASC’s commercial management.

The move “signifies growth for NASC” and is “a further step towards the consolidation of the short-sea market”, as explained by the company.

Sider Venture, which features a length of 136.4 meters and a width of 21.2 meters, will be the tenth vessel trading in the Mini Grabbers Pool (MGP), a pool of grab-fitted cargo vessels controlled by NASC and operating in the Atlantic, particularly in Europe and the Caribbean.

NASC is a joint-venture between Nova Marine Carriers, based in Switzerland, and Algoma Central Corporation, based in Canada, that focuses on the global short-sea dry bulk shipping market. The joint venture was created in April this year.

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