The total purchase price has been agreed at MEUR 5.8 and it is expected that the vessels will be taken over during 1Q18. Upon acquisition, both ships will be given Wilson name. Financing of the purchase has been done by equity and deducted from the company's loan frame in the bank.
The acquisition of MV Hanseatic Trader and MV Wilson Holla marks the rise of today's fleet with a ship when Wilson controls one of the ships, MV Wilson Holla, through a commercial time series.
According to Wilson, the acquisition supports the company's long-term belief in the market and this tonnage segment.
After the purchase, Wilson operates a fleet of 118 vessels, of which 81 are controlled by the company.