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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


Scorpio Tankers Increase Q1 2014 Dividend

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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


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.


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


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


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.


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


Global Ship Lease to Acquire Containership

Global Ship Lease, Inc. has  announced  that it has agreed to acquire a 8,063 TEU containership from a leading container liner company for a purchase price of $55 million. The 2005-built vessel is expected to deliver in the fourth quarter of 2014


Odfjell Drilling in Tighter 2Q North Sea Market

DAB on sea trials: Image Odfjell Drilling

Odfjell Drilling reports second quarter 2014 financial results showing a profit of US$29-million. Profit & loss Q2 2014 Operating revenue for Q2 2014 was USD 272 million (USD 289 million), a decrease of USD 17 million, or 6 %. Operating revenue decreased due to reduced engineering- and


GasLog Partners' First Option Vessels Acquisition for $328 mi

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  GasLog Partners LP and GasLog Ltd. announced today that they have entered into an agreement for the Partnership to purchase from GasLog, the sole member of the Partnership’s general partner and the Partnership’s majority unitholder


DRYSHIPS Financial & Operating Results for 2Q, 2014

  DryShips Inc. an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results


Scorpio Tankers Report Q2, 1H 2014 Profit Slip

Scorpio tankship: Photo courtesy of the owners

Scorpio Tankers Inc. has reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Highlights excerpted here as follows: Results for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of First Capesize from JMU

Star Bulk ship: Photo credit Star Bulk

Athens, Greece-headquartered Star Bulk Carriers says it has taken delivery of 'M/V Peloreus' a 182,000 dwt Capesize built by Japan Marine United (“JMU”) and the first of six similar vessels ordered at JMU, with expected deliveries until the 3rd quarter of 2015.


Ardmore Shipping Secures Newbuilding Finance

Ardmore Shipping tankship: Photo courtesy of the owners

Ardmore Shipping Corporation says it has signed agreements to upsize its existing senior loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Nordea Bank Finland Plc, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ("SEB"). The total amount available under the facility has been increased by $53 million to $225


DryShips Receives Funds for 9 Drybulk Vessels

DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargos and offshore contract drilling oil services, announced today the receipt of a firm commitment letter from Nordea Bank for an up to $170 million senior secured credit facility to finance nine drybulk


Teekay Announces Public Offering

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has announced  that it has agreed to sell 2,800,000 common units, which represent limited partner interests, in a public offering. Teekay LNG has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 420,000 common units


PayCargo Re-introduces its Logistics Credit Program

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Provider of electronic invoicing and settlement solutions for the shipping industry, PayCargo, LLC, says it has brought back its highly successful PayCargo Credit Program. PayCargo provides a global, online freight payment system that allows shippers


Seadrill Obtains US$1.35-bln Bank Credit Reflnancing

Offshore Drill Ship: Photo courtesy of Seadrill

Seadrill Limited informs it has received commitments from 17 banks for a US$1.35 billion credit facility with a 5 year term and 10 year amortization profile to refinance the credit facilities secured by the West Pegasus, West Gemini, and West Orion.


Scorpio Tankers Update Finance & Newbuilding News

Scorpio tankship: Photo courtesy of the owners

Scorpio Tankers inform of a new $150 million stock buyback program; initial purchasers' exercise of their option to purchase additional $60 million in convertible senior notes due 2019, and newbuilding vessel deliveries. Main points follow: New $150 Million Stock Buyback Program


GasLog Completes Acquisition of 3 LNG Carriers from BG Group

  GasLog Ltd. announced that it successfully completed the acquisition of three LNG carriers from an affiliate of BG Group plc (“BG”), which was previously announced on April 10, 2014. This completes the second acquisition of ships from BG by GasLog in 2014


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


Cal Dive Sells Off its GofM Surface Diving Fleet

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Cal Dive International says it has sold its U.S. Gulf of Mexico shallow water surface diving fleet to a privately held company for cash of US$18.5-million and a 19.9% minority interest in the entity acquiring the assets. Cal Dive explains that the assets sold are comprised of eight surface






 
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