Meriaura Group invests in modern coaster tonnage

26. February 2021

VG-Shipping, a member of Meriaura Group, has acquired a 3,000 DWT dry cargo vessel. The 86-meter-long, 1A ice classed vessel will fly the Cyprus flag, and be under management of a German partner. The Meriaura chartered vessel will be named ‘Helena VG’, after a member of the owner family. In the current small tonnage operating in the Baltic Sea, the 3000 tonne size is rare, as there have been very few new ships built to this size range in the last twenty years. Built in 2011, ‘Helena VG’ is one of the most recent vessels in its size class.

In addition to the acquisition, Meriaura has time chartered a 4,500 DWT M/S ‘Nordersand’ at least until next summer. “We have responded to capacity shortage in both the 3,000 and 4,000 DWT categories. After the dry cargo market accelerated in the late autumn, we were unable to meet the growing transport demand, but now the matter has been solved”, says Beppe Rosin, Managing Director of Meriaura. M/V ‘Helena VG’ (formerly Rochefort) will be handed over to Meriaura Group on March 1, 2021,
and Nordersand during week 10.


For more information please contact:

Beppe Rosin, Managing Director Meriaura Ltd.
tel. +358 50 557 4323
Ville Koskinen, Managing Director VG-Shipping Ltd.
tel. +358 40 584 8179