D'Amico Dry has won a longstanding lawsuit against Primera Maritime over a 2008 freight-forwarding agreement.

A US federal judge has awarded almost $3.2m to the Italian shipowner in a judgment filed 28 December in US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The award consists of $1.79m for a June 2009 English judgment and $1.37m in interest accrued since that decision was made.

"D’Amico Dry’s 10 -year saga to enforce its English High Court judgment against Primera Maritime and the Coronis controlled alter egos of Primera is reaching an end," d'Amico Dry said.