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David Jenkins

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The History of Graig: Part Eight

Looking to the future Graig embarked upon a new shipping venture in 2010 with the creation of Idwal Marine Services, l ater shortened to Idwal Marine. The company’s principal ...
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The History of Graig: Part Seven

Eastern Promise When Graig Shipping first announced its intention to build a series of vessels in a Chinese shipyards, there was some muted surprise expressed in shipping circles. ...
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The History of Graig: Part Six

Company transformation and a new direction in shipping Freight rates slumped once more in the early 1990s, and in 1993 the Graiglas was sold to Cypriot owners after a decade of ...
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The History of Graig: Part Five

Capesize and Coasters Although freight rates remained depressed in the early 1980s, Graig bucked the trend somewhat with the sale of the Garthnewydd in 1981. Built in 1974 for ...
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The History of Graig: Part Four

Bulk carrier pioneers The long depression in freight rates, which lasted from 1956 until 1963, led to a serious consideration amongst tramp shipowners regarding the type of ship ...
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The History of Graig: Part Three

Destruction and Reconstruction Following the end of the Second World War in August 1945, the board of directors of the Graig Shipping Co. Ltd was strengthened on 22 October that ...
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The History of Graig: Part Two

Ships or collieries? The sale of the Graig early in 1922 left the company with no material investment, and it would appear that this was a period during which there was some ...
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The History of Graig: Part One

Graig Shipping plc is a remarkable survivor. Whereas most family-owned British shipping companies have long since disappeared, Graig has succeeded in overcoming global conflict ...
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