Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. (Pangaea) (NASDAQ: PANL), a global provider of comprehensive maritime logistics solutions, Friday announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement to acquire the 2006 Imabari-built Panamax M/V Madeleine for $14.2M to enhance the company's bulk fleet.

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Acquires New Vessel to Support Bulk Fleet
Caption: Bulk carrier MADELEINE - Image courtesy of Dennis Adriaanse

This new vessel is set to be renamed and will be fully utilized in the Noranda trade, supporting Pangaea's continuous transportation capabilities to Noranda Alumina and Noranda Bauxite on a long-term contractual basis.

The acquisition adds to Pangaea's fleet of Panamax, Ultramax and Supramax ships used for supply chain logistics and shipping.

"At Pangaea, we are constantly evaluating opportunities to enhance our capabilities, ensuring that we continue to provide best-in-class service to all of our partners and execute our strategic priorities," said Ed Coll, Chief Executive Officer at Pangaea. "We are thrilled with the addition of this vessel as it will directly support the growth of our relationship with Noranda, serving as a dedicated resource to the company's shipping routes."

Source: Pangea