12 June 2014

Acquisition of Michael F. Ewings (Shipping)

Clarksons, the world's leading shipping services group, is pleased to announce that Clarkson Port Services ("CPS") its port and agency business has today acquired Michael F. Ewings Shipping Ltd ("MFE"), the Belfast based port agent.

The family run business with over 38 years experience is very highly regarded in the shipping industry and especially within Northern Ireland.  The CEO Michael Ewings will join the board of CPS.

The acquisition extends the geographic coverage of CPS, for vessel agency, broking, and supply logistics into Northern Ireland and enables CPS to broaden its services to existing, and new customers.

Andy Rham, MD Clarkson Port Services, commented:

"The acquisition of Michael F. Ewings Shipping Ltd continues the Clarkson's strategy of expanding its Ports business into new locations to further meet the needs of existing and potential clients. We will continue to build on MFE's successful growth strategy, leveraging the Clarkson network to further expand and develop the business."

Michael Ewings, CEO Michael F. Ewings (Shipping) added:

"We look forward to joining the Clarksons team at this exciting time in the company's development, CPS' experience coupled with our reputation in Northern Ireland and the shipping industry makes us an excellent fit and I look forward to working with such a dynamic organisation."

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