Romeo Group places order for carrier with Ningbo Xinle

Romeo Group places order for carrier with Ningbo Xinle
Published: 09 July 2015

Tagged Under: Romeo Group shipping 

Italian shipowners Giovanni and Vincenzo Romeo have just ordered a new 6700dwt cement carrier with delivery scheduled for 2017.

A newbuilding contract has been signed with Ningbo Xinle shipyard in China, according to a report by Splash news.

The Romeo family originates from Naples, but in 2010 the group moved almost all shipping activities to Switzerland, where Nova Marine Carriers shipping company has been based.

The report stated that the Romeo Group historically has very close business relations with steel producers Duferco and Italian cement producer Italcementi, but also regularly does business with other cement producers such as Lafarge Holcim, Cemex and HeidelbergCement.

Romeo’s Nova Marine operates a fleet of some 40 bulk carrier, which includes five cement carriers and three self unloaders.