AEC New Building is launched at Naikai Zosen, Japan

On the 22nd of January 2015 a AEC delegation attended the launch of the second Naikai Zosen 38,165 dwt Bulk Carrier together with valuable clients from Latin America.

What started off as an overcast and windy day changed the moment Mrs. Samantha Carr cut the cord in traditional Japanese style and the vessel rolled into the Bay of Yugeseto under the first sunshine of the day.

AEC Faith from the front

“The shallow draft of the vessel with only 10 meter in salt water together with its new SSD design and surf-bulb at the rudder will provides a significant trading advantage over other Owners especially in the North and Latin America trades where short sea voyages and draft restricted ports are the norm” comments Claas Grafe, Chartering Manager of the Nassau office who was attending to the launching. He continues: ‘Apart from those features all AEC New Building all have the same high specification in terms of extras added to the standard designs not to mentioned that they are all double hull, semi box shaped with large hatches’.

The vessel was named MV AEC FAITH by its Godmother and is scheduled for final delivery in April 2015.

Best of Bulk

Shipping and Marine ( had an article called Best of Bulk concerning new regulations and the current market.

The CEO of Load Line, Mr. George Souravlas, is quoted for stating: ‘The only way forward during these difficult times is to forge strong relationships with first class charterers, such as Bunge, Norden, Ultrabulk, Oldendorff, AEC, Noble, based on mutual trust, professionalism and top quality service.’


AEC off to an active start of the New Year on the East Coast of South America

Fresh out of the blogs in the New Year, AEC has already send four vessels to supply Brazil and its close clients.

‘Our relationships and ties to South America are very strong’ say CEO Lars-Peter Madsen. ‘We intend to expand our business in that area even further. We pursue the knowledge, network and many decades of vast experience in South America. Last but not least, we have Portuguese and Spanish speaking key commercial personal. We manage to make the greatest difference when the local economic environments seems more challenging than ever for outsiders.’