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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 credit ratings of BBB- from Standard & Poor's and Ba2 from Moody's Investor Services, initial borrowings will be at LIBOR+1.10% with a commitment fee of 0.44% payable on the undrawn portion. Should CP Ships draw more than half of the facility, the applicable margin will increase by 0.15%. Citigroup Capital Markets Limited, HSBC Bank plc and ING Bank NV are the mandated lead arrangers. The facility has been placed with a total of 16 banks with extensive experience of lending to the shipping industry.


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


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.


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


TBS International Limited to Acquire Vessel

TBS International Limited has reached an agreement to expand its fleet with the acquisition of the M.V. Kibishio Maru. The M.V. Kibishio Maru is a 19,777 dwt multipurpose tweendecker that was built in 1984. TBS agreed on December 29, 2005 to acquire the M.V. Kibishio Maru for $8.1 million. The company expects to fund the acquisition using proceeds from its previously announced $17.5 Million Credit Facility and working capital. The company expects delivery of the M.V


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.


PetroQuest Announces Plans to Sell $50M in Stock

Lafayette, La.-based energy firm PetroQuest announced it plans to sell $50m in Series B cumulative convertible preferred stock. The firm plans to use the proceeds for general business purposes and to repay outstanding debt under its bank credit facility.


Ports America Announces Refinancing

The Ports America Companies successfully refinanced the debt facilities of both Ports America, Inc. (PAI) and MTC Holdings, Inc. (MTC) into a single, unified capital structure. The refinancing consisted of a new five-year, $475-million senior secured credit facility, including $170 million of revolving credit and letter of credit facilities, and a new seven-year, $375-million Holdco financing. The senior facility was provided by a group of new and existing lenders and led by Royal Bank of


Epic Gas Secures Tankship Fleet Expansion Credit

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CITIC Maritime Finance says it has provided a $46.4 million senior secured credit facility to Epic Gas Ltd. headquartered in Singapore, which operates a fleet of  40 LPG and petrochemicals tankships. CITIC add that the facility was used to partially finance the acquisition of a fleet


Paragon Shipping Gets US$120-Million Towards Ultramax Newbuildings

Paragon at NYSE: Photo Paragon Shipping

Greek drybulk cargo ship owner, Paragon Shipping, informs it has entered into a firm commitment with a European bank syndicate to partly finance up to 60 % of the market value of their two new Ultamax newbuilds due to be delivered in 2015. The new $120


Genco Reaches Bankruptcy Restructuring Deal

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Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. will cut its debt by more than $1 billion by giving control of the company to its lenders in a deal that requires the dry bulk shipping company to file for bankruptcy. Lenders backing a $1.06 billion credit facility would convert their debt into about 81


Principal Maritime Tankers Files for IPO of up to $100m

 Principal Maritime Tankers Corp, which is backed by Apollo Global Management LLC, filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. UBS Investment Bank was underwriting the IPO, the company told the U


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of New Bulker, Secures New Credit Line

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Its Second Ultramax Bulk Carrier, Star Fighter and Reaches Agreement for a New Credit Facility. Star Bulk Carriers Corporation, a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Fighter (the


OW Bunker Signs $700M Revolving Credit Facility

OW Bunker, a reseller and physical distributor of marine fuel, has signed a $700 million revolving credit facility, refinancing its current $450 million facility. The new facility consisting of two tranches, a 364-day and a three-year multicurrency revolving credit facility


Euronav Completes Maersk VLCC Financing

A Maersk VLCC: Photo courtesy of Maersk Tankers

In early January 2014, Euronav announced the acquisition of 15 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd. for a total acquisition price of $980 million (USD), the executive committee of Euronav NV now announce that  it has issued a $235 million seven-year bond to


Star Bulk Receives Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Vega, a Post-Panamax bulk carrier of approximately 98,000 deadweight tons carrying capacity.


DryShips & Subsidiary Ocean Rig Report Rough & Smooth Q4 2013

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Greek-based drybulk & tankship owners DryShips and subsidiary offshore deepwater drilling service provider Ocean Rig announce unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter, year ended 31, December 2013. DryShips Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights


Seanergy Sells Four Vessels

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced that it has entered into a delivery and settlement agreement with its remaining lender to unwind its final credit facility. Under this agreement, the company will sell its four vessels to a nominee of the lender in full satisfaction of the underlying loan


Euronav Announces Capital Increase for Maersk VLCCs

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Euronav today announced that the meeting of shareholders has approved a $300 million capital increase against issuance of 32,841,528 new shares to acquire 15 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd. for a total acquisition price of $980 million, as announced January 5


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Star Sirius

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, has announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Sirius a Post - Panamax bulk carrier of approximately 98,000 deadweight tons carrying capacity.


GSL Prices First Priority Secured Notes

Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) announced  that it has priced an offering of $420,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 10.000% first priority secured notes due 2019 at an issue price of 98.5% in a private placement. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally


Seanergy Completes Financial Restructuring

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has closed on its previously announced delivery and settlement agreement with its remaining lender to unwind its final secured credit facility. The company has sold its four remaining bulk carriers to a nominee of the lender in full


Eagle Bulk Enters Forbearance Agreement

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Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. announced that it has entered into a waiver and forbearance agreement with certain lenders under the company's fourth amended and restated credit facility, effective March 19, 2014. Subject to the company's compliance with certain terms


 
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