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U.S. Shipping Partners Completes Acquisition

U.S. Shipping Partners announced has completed its recently announced acquisition of the Sea Venture, a 19,000 dwt double-bottomed chemical/product tanker. The vessel was re-built in 1983 and is capable of carrying twenty different grades of product in independent cargo tanks. The vessel is being placed in drydock and will be available for trading in April 2006. The transaction was financed utilizing available cash.


Chemoil Completes Acquisition

Chemoil has fully acquired Allround Fuel Trading Chemoil B.V. (AFT). Chemoil had previously acquired a fifty percent stake in AFT during 1998 and recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire another 50 percent stake in AFT. Following this acquisition, AFT will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemoil and will be renamed as Chemoil Europe BV.


Acteon Completes Acquisitions

Acteon has completed the acquisition of three companies from the Aberdeen-based Craig Group. They are Seatronics, International Mooring Systems (IMS) and Chain Corporation International (ChainCo). David Currie will continue to lead Seatronics; and Alan Duncan will head IMS and ChainCo. Both will report to Acteon Vice President Bernhard Bruggaier. The activities of IMS and ChainCo are very much in line with existing Acteon companies InterMoor and Trident – the two new companies will


Cal Dive Completes Acquisition of Horizon

Cal Dive International, Inc. announced has completed its acquisition of Horizon Offshore following approval by Horizon's shareholders on December 10, 2007. As a result of the acquisition, each share of Horizon common stock has been converted into the right to receive $9.25 in cash and 0.625 shares of Cal Dive common stock. Information regarding the exchange of share certificates will be sent to Horizon shareholders as soon as practicable.


Nordic American Tankers Acquires Scandic American Shares

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. ("NAT") Completes Acquisition of Scandic American Shipping Ltd., the Business Manager of NAT.   On December 17, 2012 NAT (NYSE: NAT) announced that it had acquired 100% of the shares of Scandic American Shipping Ltd. ("Scandic"), its management company since 2004. This transaction has now been completed. The Company acquired Scandic from a company controlled by Herbjørn Hansson, NAT's Chairman and CEO, and his closest family


Clarksons Post Robust 2H Performance

Courtesy Clarksons

  Clarkson PLC, world’s leading shipping services group, reported robust performance during the six months ended 30th June 2015. Summary  Robust performance despite continued challenging market conditions in some of our markets  Strong performance from broking division in tankers, specialised products and gas markets  Clarksons Platou Securities completed a number of significant transactions with pipeline looking strong for the second half of 2015


CP Ships and Dannebrog Agree To End Nordana Acquisition

CP Ships and Dannebrog have decided not to proceed with the planned acquisition of Nordana Line by CP Ships. In the month since the acquisition plan was announced on November 14, further discussions revealed a number of issues that prevented the transaction from being completed to both parties' satisfaction. CP Ships remains committed to its strategy of making selective acquisitions to reinforce its position in its principal regional markets.


United Defense Completes Acquisition of Honolulu Shipyards Assets

United Defense Industries, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the U.S. Navy ship repair business of Honolulu Shipyard Inc. (HSI) for $16.1 million. HSI had revenues of $40 million in 2003. The new company, Hawaii Shipyards, Inc., will continue to partner with Southwest Marine (SWM), a unit of United States Marine Repair (USMR), a UDI subsidiary. The Company recently announced a teaming agreement with Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, for work on the USS CHAFEE (DDG 90)


Aker Sells Mooring and Loading Unit to MacGregor

Photo: Aker Solutions

Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as of February 1, 2014. "The addition of the mooring and loading systems' team members, technologies and products further positions MacGregor as a true leader in the marine and offshore


Dynagas LNG Completes Acquisition of Arctic Aurora

Dynagas LNG Partners LP

  Dynagas LNG Partners LP announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the ownership interests in the entity that owns and operates the 2013 built ice class liquefied natural gas carrier Arctic Aurora from Dynagas Holding Ltd., Dynagas Partners’ sponsor, for a purchase price of $235.0 million. On June 19, 2014 Dynagas Partners entered into a new $340 million senior secured revolving credit facility which was used to refinance $214


Nigeria, Singapore Seal Maritime Partnership

Photo: News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

 The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Maritime and Ports Authority of Singapore have held a bilateral meeting to seek areas of collaboration between the two maritime regulators at the sidelines of the Maritime Regulators Forum holding in Singapore. 


Navios Secures MR2 Product Tanker Charters

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, announced today the employment of three product tankers at charter rates that are, on average, 14 percent higher than their previous charter rates.   The Nave Equator, an MR2 product tanker, has been chartered to a high-quality counterparty for 18


HCI Capital Acquires Ernst Russ GmbH

Schiff Courtesy HCI Capital

 HCI Capital AG acquires the long-established Hamburg shipping company Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG. The HCI Group, which early in 2016 already the majority of the shares of König & Cie. Group had taken, thus expanding again the controlled fleet and strengthen its maritime services


EV Acquires Epidote

MIPSPro maximizes data value by efficiently identifying and diagnosing well  integrity issues.  Image Epidote

Leading specialist in well diagnosis, EV, has announced the acquisition of Aberdeenshire-based well integrity software supplier, Epidote Limited, to enable a world-class well diagnosis service.   The acquisition results in EV taking full ownership of the company and its five employees.


The Rationale for Shipping M&A

List by Drewry

 The most often quoted reason for consolidation is the reduction in unit costs which can be obtained by an operator with a larger volume of business. The ways in which these reductions can be achieved in practice are discussed in a new white paper, Consolidation in the liner industry


Container Shipping Consolidation “A Route to Survival”: Drewry

Graph: Drewry

 In a new white paper, Consolidation in the liner industry, Drewry  consider the merits, and pitfalls, of M&A activity within container shipping, but cautioned that strategy needs to be carefully through through.   Container shipping remains remarkably fragmented


BOURBON Invests Heavily in Gas Sector

(Photo Courtesy BOURBON)

While BOURBON is undeniably a leader in the offshore marine sector, the current tough offshore environment has led it to diversify its operations in the face of a potentially prolonged down market globally. With that, the company announced the acquisition of the activities of a global leader in


Dynagas Partners inks long-term deals for two LNG Vessels

Courtesy Dynagas Partners

Dynagas LNG Partners LP enters into new long-term time charter agreements for two of its LNG carriers and maintains current level of cash distribution following its latest drop down from its Sponsor Monaco – March 31, 2016 –Dynagas LNG Partners LP


Schlumberger Led Consortium Wins Malaysia Offshore Survey

Image: TGS

 Malaysia has opened an area of its offshore waters to the multi-client seismic model for the first time. The move is a result of a new initiative by Petronas to stimulate offshore E&P investment activity.   “A consortium comprising of PGS, TGS and Schlumberger WesternGeco


Boskalis Completes Acquisition of STRABAG Wasserbau

Courtesy Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has concluded the acquisition of the dredging activities and assets of STRABAG Wasserbau GmbH. The transaction price of EUR 70 million has been financed from Boskalis' own cash. With the transaction Boskalis acquires the equipment


Logistics Mergers Up, Says KPMG

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 Auditor KPMG says that the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Transport sector will supersede the levels seen in 2015 this year.   In 2016, mergers and acquisitions (M & A) in the Transport sector will supersede the levels seen in 2015 by exceeding the £ 52 billion


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


NRC Aquires ENPRO Services

NRC has responded to thousands of marine and land-based oil spill incidents around the globe. Courtesy NRC

National Response Corporation (“NRC”) announced today it has acquired ENPRO Services, Inc., adding to its national footprint and expanding its full line of environmental, emergency response, and industrial services. Since 1983, ENPRO has been providing essential environmental


Impending Shakeup of Global Shipping Alliance

Figure: Wall Street Journal and Alphaliner

 According to WSJ report, deals involving Cosco, China Shipping, CMA CGM and Neptune Orient Lines to bring major changes in global shipping alliances.   China Cosco Shipping and CMA CGM are hoping to form a new alliance with OOCL, Evergreen Line


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.






 
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