Hanseatic Unity Chartering formed handysize bulker pool

Germany based Hanseatic Unity Chartering forming a new handysize bulker pool. Handysize bulker pool will begin with 10 dry bulk carriers around 37K DWT controlled by Reederei Nord. Additional dry bulk carriers could be contributed by Bernhard Schulte. Additionally, Hanseatic Unity Chartering has a third partner and support from UK-based Borealis Maritime which was chartering dry bulk carriers via sister company lvar Lundh & Co AB. Since 2013, Bernhard Schulte and Reederei Nord have been chartering dry bulk and container ships via sister company O&S Chartering. With the addition of Borealis Maritime ships Hanseatic Unity Chartering would be much more powerful. CEO Kurt Klemme of Reederei Nord says “entrance of private-equity players into shipping require a commercial platform for operating ships and pool operations”.