NEW YORK, June 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- First Citizens Bank today announced that its Maritime Finance group, part of the CIT division, arranged to provide Nordic Handysize IV AS, a subsidiary of Nordic Hamburg, $10 million to finance two dry bulk ships.
Nordic Hamburg is a full-service ship owner and operator, providing management services for a fleet of more than 80 vessels. With offices in Hamburg, Singapore, Manila and Istanbul, Nordic offers a wide range of services and individual one-stop solutions within the international maritime sector.
"Demand for commodity shipping remains robust as we continue to build our fleet," said Richard Grube, managing director of Nordic Hamburg. "We appreciated the expertise and agility of CIT Maritime Finance in developing a proposal that met the financing needs for this important transaction."
"We were pleased to leverage our expertise to help empower the dynamic ship owner and manager Nordic Hamburg with the financing needed to continue growing its business," said Evan Cohen, the managing director and group head of Maritime Finance at First Citizens Bank.
Maritime Finance offers customized solutions for secured loans to a global client base of vessel owners and operators.
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