Thorco: Bigger ships open up for new business

Thorco has purchased two young multipurpose vessels from a former joint venture between Maersk Line and Rickmers. The acquisition supports the company's strategy to bet on larger segments, such as windmills, CEO Henrik Ramskov tells ShippingWatch.

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Thorco is working full-swing to execute the strategy that also served as part of the motivation behind merger between Thorco Shipping and Clipper Projects back in July 2013, where Thorco acquired Clipper's multipurpose fleet, thus increasing the size of its fleet to a total of 90 vessels.

The strategy aims at gaining access to bigger projects by adding larger ships and - not least - bigger cranes to the fleet, CEO Henrik Ramskov tells ShippingWatch after Thorco recently acquired two multipurpose vessels from the discontinued joint venture between Maersk Line's US subsidiary and German Rickmers.

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