Japanese firms
Published: 16.09 - 2007 19:30Printer version    
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has a 40% ownership in Gearbulk, a company responsible for chartering the vessel Singe Aksoy, which as of June 2008, can have transported phosphates from Western Sahara for more than 200,000 million US dollars.

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About the Gearbulk shipments and the 'Simge Aksoy' bulk vessel

Far East Shipping & Trading

This company manages the vessel Ipanema, which in April 2008 carried 28.000 tons of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara to Fremantle Ports in Australia. Purchaser of the cargo was the Australian fertilizer firm Wesfarmers.

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