Provider of integrated shipping services Clarksons Platou has decided to acquire Safe Harbour Tanker Chartering, a Connecticut-based shipbrokerage and marine consultancy firm.
On March 22, Clarksons Platou Shipping Services USA and Safe Harbour Tanker Chartering signed a heads of agreement for the acquisition of all business interests and personnel of the shipbroker by Clarksons.
Established in 1989, Safe Harbour Tanker Chartering focuses on the edible oils sector specializing in veg oil exports from the United States and South America to the wider Americas and European markets.
The company also has a presence within the biodiesel sector, as well as iso‐tank and flexi bag chartering amongst other activities.
Upon completion of the transaction, the company will become part of the Clarksons Platou Specialised Products business, becoming an eleventh office in the Clarksons network.
“The acquisition of Safe Harbour is a key step in the development and growth for Clarksons Platou Specialised Products, and represents an important milestone as we forge a path forward into the future,” the company said.