UK Admiralty shipbroker CW Kellock has successfully completed its first live online ship auction — and TradeWinds was there to watch.

The Zoom call had been arranged to sell the 24,306-dwt handysize bulker Evolution (built 1995) following a US court order arising from a cargo dispute between its owner, Smooth Navigation of Greece, and plaintiff Carl Schroter of Germany.

Kellock director Paul Willcox appeared in front of a green-screened backdrop showing a notice from one of his company's auctions from May 1920.