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World’s Oldest Shipping Company Liquidated

stephenson clarke newcastle-upon-tyne

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:29 PM

Bloomberg said:


The world’s oldest shipping company sold its last vessel and is going out of business, according to the liquidator.

Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd., started in 1730, has been placed into liquidation, according to a statement from accounting firm Tait Walker. The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England- based shipper, which employed nine people, sold off its final vessel in July, according to the statement.

The Baltic Dry Index, a gauge of rates to transport dry- bulk commodities including grains and coal by sea, is down 55 percent this year and on course for a fourth annual slide in five years, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The current slump is “one of the worst experienced for many years,” the shipping company said in the statement.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:26 AM

It's sad to see such a historic firm go away.  A sign of the times and a poor one at that.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:29 AM

Shame, be interesting to see its history, from start to end.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

Where has all the shipping gone,
long time asking
where has all the shipping gone
Long time ago
where has all the shipping gone
gone to scrapyards every one
when will we ever learn
when will we everrrr learn
The Brits used to have the worlds biggest Merchant Navy.Very sad.

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