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Euronav to Receive $750 Million Credit Facility

The executive committee of Euronav NV announced that it has signed a new $750 million forward start senior secured credit facility led by Nordea Bank Norge ASA and DnB Nor Bank ASA acting as Lead Arranger and Bookrunners and ABN Amro Bank N.V., Fortis Bank SA/NV, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Danish Ship Finance, Danske bank A/S, ING Belgium SA/NV, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) acting as Lead Arrangers and ITF International Transport Finance AG and ScotiaBank (Ireland) Limited acting as Co-Arrangers and Banque LBLux S.A., KBC Bank NV and Dexia Bank Belgium SA/NV. Nordea is also the facility agent. The credit facility is comprised of a $250 million non-amortising revolving credit facility and a $500 million term loan facility. The facility will be available as from March 15, 2012 for the purpose of refinancing all remaining indebtedness under the $1.6 billion Loan Agreement dated April 13, 2005 and for Euronav’s general corporate and working capital purposes. The credit facilities have 6 years maturity as from the date of signing at a rate of LIBOR +225 bps and have the same financial covenants as the existing facilities. On the closing date, the credit facilities will be secured by 22 of the wholly-owned vessels of the company’s fleet, comprising of 1 ULCC, 7 VLCCs, 14 Suezmaxes


CP Ships Closes on $525M Credit Facility

CP Ships Limited has closed on a five-year $525 million secured multicurrency revolving credit facility. The new facility, which is secured on 25 owned ships, replaces two secured revolving credit facilities, one for $175 million in place since August 2001 and one for $350 million completed in March 2002. It is available for general corporate purposes including capital expenditure and acquisitions. Pricing is linked to credit ratings. Based on CP Ships' current corporate


Horizon Offshore Completes $77M Refinancing

Horizon Offshore, Inc. has entered into a $77.4 million secured term facility agented by The CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc. (the CIT Group). The credit facility has a five year term and bears interest at LIBOR plus 4.5% per annum. The credit facility is payable in monthly installments of $0.9 million, plus interest, for the first 24 months beginning March 31, 2006 and $0.6 million, plus interest, for the next 35 months, with the remaining principal and


Horizon Offshore Completes Refinancing

Horizon Offshore, Inc. has entered into a $77.4 million secured term facility agented by The CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc. The credit facility has a five year term and bears interest at LIBOR plus 4.5% per annum. The credit facility is payable in monthly installments of $0.9 million, plus interest, for the first 24 months beginning March 31, 2006 and $0.6 million, plus interest, for the next 35 months, with the remaining principal and unpaid interest due at maturity in March 2011.


Scorpio Tankers Increase Q1 2014 Dividend

Photo: Scorpio Tankers

Scorpio Tankers Inc. has reported its results for the 3 months ended March 31, 2014 including the announcement of a US$100-Million stock buyback program and a quarterly dividend for shareholders. Significant events as follows: Closed on the previously announced sales agreement of seven VLCCs under construction for a gain of $51.4 million. Took delivery of three MR tankers under the Company's Newbuilding Program, STI Texas City, in March 2014, and STI Opera and STI Duchessa


BW Offshore Completes $800m Bank Loan

Courtesy BW Offshore

  BW Offshore has signed the facility documentation for the new $800 million 10-year senior secured credit facility for the Catcher FPSO project.e facility is a combined construction and long term financing facility. The credit facility was substantially oversubscribed by a group of 13 leading international banks. The Equity Ratio covenant (equity to total assets) in the Catcher facility is 25%, in line with BW Offshore's three bond loans


Eagle Bulk Shipping to Build New Vessels

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., which specializes in dry bulk shipping, signed contracts with the Japanese shipyard IHI Marine United Inc. to build two new vessels for about $33.5 million apiece. Eagle expects to take delivery of the Future-56 class Supramax vessels in the first quarter of 2010. Once delivered, Eagle Bulk Shipping's fleet will number 18 vessels, and 14 of them will be Supramax class, or slightly larger than the more popular Handymax vessels used in dry bulk shipping.


CP Ships Secures Financing

CP Ships is in the process of closing a secured five year revolving credit facility. Citibank N.A. has underwritten $ 250 million of the facility, which is expected to be $350 million in total. Closing of the underwritten portion of the facility is expected by the end of the year. The facility, which has been placed with banks with extensive experience of lending to the shipping industry, will be used primarily to finance CP Ships' previously announced $800 million ship investment program


Scorpio Tankers Offers 3.5 million Shares

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) is offering a minimum of 3.5 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct placement at a price of $6.75 per share, for which Evercore Group L.L.C. and RS Platou Markets AS are acting as placement agents. The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used to partially repay outstanding indebtedness under the Company's 2010 Revolving Credit Facility  and for general corporate purposes, including vessel acquisitions and working capital


Maersk Secures $5.1 bln Revolving Credit Facility

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Wednesday it had secured a $5.1 billion revolving credit facility with a maturity of five years. "The new facility is arranged by the company itself and refinances a $6.75 billion facility maturing in 2015," A.P. Moller-Maersk said in a statement. The group received strong support from 21 banks and the facility was oversubscribed. The new facility may be extended by up to two years and will be used for general


More Vessels Need to Be Scrapped to Restore Balance -Norden

Jan Rindbo (Photo: Norden)

Danish shipping company D/S Norden said the dry cargo market reached its lowest point last year and will not recover this year under the weight of overcapacity and the Chinese economy's transition away from an industrial economy.   China's insatiable appetite for coal and iron ore that


Safe Bulkers to Amend $51.8 Mln Loan Facility With Unicredit

Courtesy Safe Bulkers

 Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that the Company has agreed to amend an existing loan facility secured by four vessels with an outstanding balance of US $51.8 million


Kirby Buys Seacor’s Inland Tank Barge Fleet

Photo: Kirby Corporation

 Kirby Corporation has agreed to purchase the inland tank barge fleet of SEACOR Holdings Inc. from subsidiaries of Seacor for approximately $88 million in cash. The asset purchase will consist of 27 inland 30,000 barrel tank barges and 13 inland towboats, plus one 30


Trafigura Clinches $5.1 Bln Loan as Trading Grows

Swiss commodities trader Trafigura has signed a $5.1 billion European revolving credit facility aimed at financing its growing operations.   Trafigura, which reported in December an annual profit of $1.1 billion as it racked up record oil trading volumes


Danaos buys 3 Boxships via new JV

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  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


Hapag-Lloyd Secures Financing for Five Newbuilds

The new ships are being built by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). (Photo Hapag-Lloyd)

Container shipper Hapag-Lloyd announced it has signed a 12-year $372 million facility agreement with a banking syndicate to finance the construction of five new vessels ordered from a South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in April 2015.  


Matson Closes $75mln Debt Private Placement

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today the issuance of $75 million in 30-year final maturity senior unsecured notes pursuant to a previously announced private placement on July 30, 2015. The notes will have a weighted average life of approximately 13 years and will


Epic Gas Secured Credit Facility for 7 Newbuilds

Pic: Epic Gas Ltd.

 Epic Gas Ltd has closed a new USD 120 million post-delivery senior secured credit facility to finance its remaining seven owned vessels under construction.   The facility covers approximately 65% of the contract price of the vessels, and has been closed in partnership with Coordinator


Rieber Amends Dolphin Deal

Polar Duke. Photo: GC Rieber Shipping ASA

 Norwegian shipping company GC Rieber Shipping ASA has entered into an agreement with Dolphin Geophysical to increase Dolphins competitiveness in a challenging market.    Rieber has agreed to take early redelivery of the survey vessel Polar Duke from Dolphin  as part of an


GasLog Raises $1.3B for Eight LNG Newbuilds

Photo:  GasLog Ltd

 Peter Livanos-backed Monaco-headquartered owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers GasLog Ltd. has completed a USD 1.3 billion credit facility with fourteen international banks to finance the construction of eight 174,000 cbm newbuilds.  


Greek Dock Workers Walk Out Over Privatisation

Greek dock workers walked out on Thursday in protest at the planned privatisations of the country's two biggest ports, a condition of a multi-billion euro bailout from international lenders. Setting a date to submit binding bids for Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports is one of the actions that


GasLog Posts Good Results

Photo: GasLog Partners LP.

 GasLog Partners LP, an international owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers,  increased quarterly cash distribution by 10% to $0.478 per unit for the third quarter of 2015, equivalent to $1.912 per unit on an annual basis.  


DryShips Nets $ 820 Mln 3Q Loss

Photo Dryships

DryShips or the Company, an international owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Third Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights


Sovcomflot Group, Sberbank CIB Sign Credit Facility Agreement

Sovcomflot Group and Sberbank CIB  have signed a 14-year $340 million credit facility agreement to finance the construction of three Arctic shuttle tankers for the Novy Port project  (project operator: Gazprom eft).   Novy Port is one of the largest oil and gas condensate


Hapag-Lloyd Posts Q4 Operating Profit

Hapag-Lloyd has achieved its earnings targets for 2015 and also in Q4 significantly improved its operating result (EBIT) versus prior year.   Based on the preliminary unaudited figures, Hapag-Lloyd increased operating earnings before interest, taxes






 
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