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Seaspan Acquires 9th 10K TEU Boxship

Courtesy Seaspan

Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced today that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Benefactor. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's ninth 10000 TEU SAVER design containership and first delivery in 2016. This is the 18th 10000 TEU vessel using Seaspan's fuel-efficient SAVER design constructed at Yangzijiang. The MOL Benefactor will commence an eight-year, fixed-rate time charter with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. ("MOL"). The ship is the last of a total of five 10000 TEU SAVER design vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to MOL. With this delivery, Seaspan will have nine vessels chartered to MOL. The delivery of the MOL Benefactor expands the Company's operating fleet to 86 vessels.  


Horizon Lines Completes Transactions to Reduce Debt

Charlotte, N.C. - Horizon Lines Inc. today announced that it has completed transactions with more than 99 percent of its note holders, and with Ship Finance International Limited ("SFL") and certain of its subsidiaries, to substantially deleverage the Company's balance sheet and terminate vessel charter obligations related to its discontinued trans-Pacific service.   These simultaneous transactions eliminate virtually all of the remaining $228.4 million of the Company's 6


TBS International Acquires Bulk Carrier

TBS International Limited reported that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a handysize bulk carrier, the M.V. Elsa Oldendorff. TBS agreed to acquire the vessel charter free for $29m. The vessel is expected to be delivered to TBS between November 1 and December 30, 2007. The 24,021 dwt vessel, to be renamed the M.V. Arapaho Belle, was built in 1998. Following this acquisition, as well as the recently announced acquisition of the 1990-built 42,475 dwt M.V


Latest DofD Navy Contracts

HOS Dominator: Photo credit MSC

The latest US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts include: to Defense Support Services LLC for 'COLDS' cargo training, and to Hornbeck Offshore Services for the time charter of an offshore supply vessel for submarine rescue diving support services. Details as follows: 'COLDS' training Defense Support Services LLC, Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a $24,903,892 indefinite-delivery requirements contract for instructional support services to conduct basic and advanced courses on the


NORDEN Takes $230m Provision

Nord Hakata (Photo: NORDEN)

NORDEN has taken a $230 million provision with no cash flow effect for onerous time charter contracts in Dry Cargo and reduces full-year guidance – underlying operations unchanged.   Following an updated market evaluation, NORDEN has concluded that it is no longer likely that certain time charter contracts predominantly entered into 3-6 years ago on vessels chartered in will become profitable. As a consequence


China Shipping 21,000 teu Order for SWS

Image: China Shipping Group

 China Shipping Group's CSCL has agreed a deal to bareboat charter up to 11 units of 21,000 teu containerships, of which five will be options exercisable after six months of charter for the first six ships, says local media reports.   It has confirmed the 21,000 teu containerships to be built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS). The ships will be chartered from China Shipping Nauticgreen Holdings, subsidiary of China Shipping (Group) Company.  


Fleet Privatizations Expected Soon For Lithuanian Companies

Following are financial details of a planned fleet privatization in Lithuania. JSC Klaipeda Transport Fleet (KTF) is one of the largest Lithuanian shipping companies, whose principal activities are transportation of refrigerated cargo by sea and lease of sea transport vessels. The authorized capital of the company as of December 31, 2001 amounted to about $38.3 million. KTF owns and operates 16 small- and medium-sized cargo reefers


Scorpio Tankers Q1 Results

Scorpio Tankers Inc. reported its results for the three months ended March 31, 2010. The company recorded net income of $1.2 million or $0.21 basic and $0.21 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2010 compared to net income of $2.8 million or $0.50 basic and $0.50 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2009. The weighted average outstanding number of outstanding shares (basic and diluted) for both periods was 5,589,147.


CMA CGM Holds Firm in Difficult Environment

 Volumes carried rose by 10% year-on-year to 2,604 million teus in the third quarter of 2011, confirming that CMA CGM is benefiting from the size and modern technology of its ships. Over the first nine months of the year, volumes carried were up by 9.4%, for a total of 7.42 million teus. Consolidated revenue stood at $3,856 million for the quarter, up 2.8% over the prior-year period, and at $11,086 million for the first nine months, up 5.2% year-on-year


JFMS Vessel Completes its First 2 Charters

Courtesy of James Fisher Marine Service

James Fisher Marine Services’ offshore support vessel successfully completes two charters in quick succession at Round Three sites in the offshore renewables industry James Fisher Marine Service (JFMS) announces the successful completion of the SMV 24 vessel’s maiden charter and immediate subsequent charter at Round Three wind farm sites. The vessel accomplished its first charter working with offshore wind energy developer Forewind to support the Dogger Bank development


OML Joins InterManager

International trade association for in-house and third party ship managers InterManager has extended its membership from within the Middle Eastern shipping market, welcoming Overseas Marine Logistics (OML) as a full member.   United Arab Emirates-based OML provides ship management services


Qatargas in 4-Year Deal to Supply LNG to Kuwait

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatargas chairman. Photo: Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited-2 (Qatargas 2)

 Qatargas and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) have signed a deal to supply half a million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kuwait over the next four years, according to a report.    The LNG will be sourced from Qatargas 2, a joint venture among Qatar Petroleum


EMGS 1Q 2016 Vessels Update

BOA Thalassa Photo EMGS

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) releases information on vessel activity and utilisation 4-5 working days after the close of each quarter. The Company defines vessel utilisation as the percentage of the vessel charter period spent on contracted or multi-client data acquisition


Navios Sells 2 Chemical Tankers for $72.9 Mln

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has agreed to sell two chemical tankers to an unaffiliated third party for a sale price of $74.6 million, resulting in an expected book gain of approximately $11.7 million, the company announced today.


SCA Circular on Requirements‏ of Ships' Documents, Drawings

Courtesy Suez Canal Authority

  Circular issued by Suez Canal Authority concerning ships' documents and drawings which are required to be ready onboard before transiting the canal for first transit or each transit to avoid any fine and/or delay. Those concerned are requested to take note and be guided by the instructions


NewLead Fixes Tanker

  NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced today that the Company has entered into a new time charter contract for one of its bitumen tanker vessels, the MT Newlead Granadino for a minimum of six months with the charterer's option to extend the contract at the end of the first six months for


Danaos buys 3 Boxships via new JV

Photo Danaos Corporation

  Danaos Corporation announced today the acquisition of three vessels through a newly-formed joint venture, capitalizing on depressed asset prices in the resale market. The vessels were acquired by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, a newly-formed entity ("Gemini") beneficially


SFL Orders 2 Product Tankers

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL), announced today that it has agreed to build two 114,000 dwt LR2 oil product carriers at a shipyard in Korea. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2017 and will thereafter commence long term time-charters to a US based


Ocean Yield and Höegh Autoliners Charter Pact

Photo: Höegh Autoliners

 Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to certain amendments to the charter agreements with Höegh Autoliners (Höegh) for four PCTC vessels on long term charter.    Ocean Yield currently has two newbuilding PCTC vessels of 8,500 CEU capacity under construction at Xiamen Shipbuilding


EMGS' Vessels Utilization Drops

BOA Thalassa

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) releases information on vessel activity and utilisation 4-5 working days after the close of each quarter. The Company defines "vessel utilisation" as the percentage of the vessel charter period spent on contracted or multi-client data acquisition


Hapag-Lloyd Buys 2 Ships for S.America Trade

Acquisition of two modern wide-beam vessels for first deployment in the South American business; two more identical ships chartered; four efficient wide-beam vessels chartered for Mediterranean–Canada service   Hapag-Lloyd has taken delivery of two wide-beam 3


Container Freight Market Hit by Exceptionally Weak Demand

The latest Container Shipping Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International reports ‘flickers of improvement’ in February after an opening to the year which saw 1.3m teu of capacity idle, freight rates struggling and the charter market on its knees.  


Container Shipping Paints Gloomy Picture

Photo: Maersk Line

The latest Container Shipping Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International reports ‘flickers of improvement’ in February after an opening to the year which saw 1.3m teu of capacity idle, freight rates struggling and the charter market on its knees.  


Piggybacking Across the Atlantic

The Alfa Romeo, an open-sea racing yacht is lifted out of the water onto the Milan Express (Photo: Hapag-Llod)

In addition to standard containers, Hapag-Lloyd also transports special cargo that cannot be containerized. Among others, ships and yachts "piggyback" on board container ships.   Each year, Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet transports several million containers over the world’s seas


Thailand: Yang Ming, Regional Container Lines Pact On

Image: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.

 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (YM) inked a partnership agreement with Thailand’s Regional Container Lines (RCL) Group aimed at pooling the companies’ resources to weather a persisting downturn in the sector, according to a report in Taipei Times.  






 
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