An alternative ship finance platform backed by London's Hadjipateras family hopes to raise around $162m to acquire an initial portfolio of eight bulk carriers.

Major shipbroking shops Maersk Broker, Simpson Spence Young (SSY), Arrow Shipbroking Group and Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) have agreed to formally partner with the Infinity Maritime platform to put forward potential acquisition candidates.

Other brokers are working with the platform too on a less formal basis, Infinity told TradeWinds.