Bulker giant C Transport Maritime (CTM) welcomed its clients and partners in Japan earlier this month for a party in Tokyo that has been three years in the making.

Around 150 guests from Japanese trading houses, charterers, brokers, shipyards, local owners and leasing companies convened for cocktails at the Peninsula Hotel on 15 March.

The reception had been set for 2020 but the small matter of an international pandemic delayed proceedings.