Castleton Commodities dispute Hudson Shipping Lines

Houston US Federal Court Judge Lynn Hughes rejected application of Castleton Commodities to seize bunkers/fuel on panamax bulk carrier 77K DWT M/V Nord Hydra in its dispute with Hudson Shipping Lines. Hudson Shipping Lines is a Chicago based ship operator of chartered-in tonnage. Castleton Commodities has a $12.1m legal fight over Hudson Shipping Lines bareboat charters for two panamax new building bulk carriers. Castleton Commodities alleged that Hudson Shipping Lines breached the seven-year bareboat charter contracts. M/V Nord Hydra is currently operated by Norden.