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Sea Containers Extends Exchange Offer

Sea Containers Ltd. marine container lessor, passenger and freight transport operator, and leisure industry investor, has extended the exchange offer for its outstanding 9-1/2% Senior Notes due 2003 and 10-1/2% Senior Notes due 2003, which commenced on May 28, 2003, until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, June 27, 2003. The date by which Notes may be tendered through the guaranteed delivery procedure described in the exchange offer materials will not be extended. Accordingly, certificates representing any Notes tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedure must be received by The Bank of New York, the exchange agent for the exchange offer, not later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, June 30, 2003. As of 10:00 a.m. today, based on the information received from the exchange agent for the exchange offer, approximately $22 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes has been tendered for exchange. Under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Sea Containers has filed exchange offer materials with the Commission and disseminated them to the holders of the Notes. These materials may be obtained by contacting Georgeson Shareholder Communications Inc., the information agent for the exchange offer, 17 State Street, New York, New York 10004. Banks and brokers call 1-212-440-9800; U.S. noteholders call toll free 1-866-324-5897; and foreign noteholders call collect +44-207-335-8700.


Euronav NV IPO in the US

EURONAV NV

Euronav NV announced today the upsizing and pricing of its initial public offering in the United States.  The size of the offering has been increased from the initially announced 13,550,000 ordinary shares to 16,260,000 ordinary shares at an issue price per share of USD 12.25 for gross base proceeds of USD 199,185,000. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,439,000 ordinary shares.


Northrop Grumman Extends NNS Offer

Northrop Grumman Corporation has extended its pending exchange offer for all outstanding shares of common stock, including associated rights, of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. from Aug. 2, 2001, to Aug. 16, 2001, at midnight E.D.T. Approximately 1,818,000 shares of Newport News Shipbuilding common stock had been tendered to Northrop Grumman as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on Aug. 2, 2001, including approximately 648,000 shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery.


Hornbeck Offshore Completes Exchange Offer of 6.125% Senior Notes

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) has completed its offer to exchange $225,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.125% Series A Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIPs 440543 AA 4 and U44070 AA 5) (collectively, the "Old Notes"), which were sold in accordance with Rule 144A or Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") for an equal aggregate principal amount of its 6.125% Series B Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP 440543 AB 2) (the "New Notes")


CGGVeritas to Acquire Wavefield

CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 - NYSE: CGV) announced today it will make a voluntary exchange tender offer for 100% of the shares of Wavefield Inseis ASA ("Wavefield") (OSE: WAVE). Wavefield is a Norwegian pure-play seismic company which operates a fleet of 8 vessels and develops geophysical equipment based on fiber optic technology. In the third quarter 2008, Wavefield revenue was $110m, and operating income was $37m.


Ultrapetrol Completes 100% of Mortgage Note Exchange

Image courtesy of Ultrapetrol

Ultrapetrol announce the results of its offer to exchange all of its outstanding $25.0 million 8 7/8% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021 that were issued in a private placement on October 2, 2013 as follows: The company informs that the notes were issued for an equal principal amount of 8 7/8% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021, that are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and expired on January 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.


Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.


Korean Shipbuilder IPO Set

STX Shipbuilding Co. had its plans for an initial public offerings (IPO) approved by the Korean Stock Exchange, according to wire reports. STX Shipbuilding has assets of 679.8 billion won ($574.1 million) and 1,460 employees. It seeks to raise up to 68 billion won ($57.26 million) by offering five million shares, the exchange said.


Dry Ships Inc. Offers Ocean Rig Shares

Athens, Greece – Dry Ships Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for dry bulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that it is offering 9,000,000 common shares of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (“Ocean Rig”) which it owns in an underwritten public offering pursuant to Ocean Rig’s registration statement on Form F-1, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Iran Trade Sanction Relaxation: Limited Effect on Crude Prices Consider Analysts

Iran’s pledge to restrict nuclear work in return for loosened economic sanctions may have a limited effect on crude prices, report Bloomberg, citing analysts who regarded a 2.7 percent slump in Brent as a knee-jerk reaction. The six-month agreement, which offers Iran about $7 billion in relief from sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, leaves in place banking and financial measures that have hampered the OPEC member’s crude exports.


Videotel’s API Enables Integration with Crew Management Software

Videotel, a global provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc.,  has released the Videotel Partner API, an application programming interface that facilitates the exchange of data between Videotel and any of its clients’ crew management


India, Brunei Discuss South China Sea Dispute

Indias Vice President Hamid Ansari and Sultan of Brunei, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah.  Photo Credit: PTI

 Underscoring that India and Brunei have equal stakes in the security and prosperity of a "shared Asian neighbourhood", both countries held discussion on Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea which has the potential to affect free maritime traffic in Southeast Asia


MGI is Newest IPCSA Member

Press release- A month after celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Marseille-based Port Community System operator MGI has been welcomed as the newest member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA).    


Hanjin's First Service Call at Krishnapatnam Port

Courtesy Hanjin

Hanjin Shipping India Pvt Ltd, the South Korean shipping conglomerate, made its maiden call at KPCT on 1st February, 2016. Vessel MV Hanjin Florida had exchanged 553 TEU out of which 109 TEU are imports and 444 TEU are exports. Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal


Port of Antwerp twins with Guangzhou

Antwerp Port

  The ports of Antwerp and Guangzhou are to collaborate even more closely under the terms of a twinning agreement signed on Thursday 10 December in the Chinese port city. Antwerp, the second-largest port in Europe, and Guangzhou, number 8 in the world


CMA CGM Buys NOL Shares from Open Market, Below Par

Pic: Neptune Orient Lines

 CMA CGM SA has bought about 3.68 million shares of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) on the open market at S$1.22 per share. The shares purchased make up 0.14 per cent of NOL's issued share capital, reports Straits Times.  


Historic Low for Baltic Dry Bulk Freight Index

Dry Bulk Shipping. Photo: Cambiaso & Risso

 The Baltic Dry Index fell 4.7 percent to 484 points, the lowest in Baltic Exchange data starting in January 1985.   Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange and covers prices for transported cargo such as coal, grain and iron ore.   


No End to Capesize Dry Bulk Misery

A ValeMax size bulk carrier sits alongside the berth (file image)

Rates from Australia to China fall to 14-year low; Brazil to China capesize rates drop to 7-year low. Freight rates for capesize bulk carriers on key Asian routes, which fell to a more than seven-year low on Wednesday, could nudge lower or hold around current levels as too many ships chase too


Latvian Shipping's IPO in 2016

Photo: A/S Latvijas kuģniecība

 Marine petroleum transportation specialist Latvian Shipping Company (LSC) hopes to raise EUR 80 million via an initial public offering (IPO) on the Riga Stock Exchange in the first half of 2016.   The Supervisory Council of LSC has supported the Management Board’s proposal to


CMA CGM Buys Additional Shares In NOL from Open Market

Photo: American President Lines (APL), wholly owned by NOL (Neptune Orient Line)

 French carrier CMA CGM, which has announced its bid to acquire Neptune Orient Lines for S$3.4bn ($2.4bn) in cash, is slowly building a stake in Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for less than the price per share it has offered in a planned takeover deal.  


CMA CGM Keeps Buying NOL Shares

Pic: Neptune Orient Lines

 French liner giant CMA CGM has acquired last week a total of 2.26 million shares in Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), six months before it is scheduled to make good its S$3.4 billion takeover bid for the Singapore-listed liner, reports Business Times.  


Greek Bourse Suspends Piraeus Port Share Trading

The Athens stock exchange on Tuesday suspended trading in shares of Piraeus Port Authority before the privatisation agency unseals bids by investors for a majority stake in the country's biggest port later in the day. Greece, which is selling a 51 percent stake in Piraeus Port


Baltic Exchange Main Sea Dreight Index Declines Further

Image: Baltic Control

 The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying industrial commodities, sank to a new record low for the sixth straight session on Tuesday, reports Reuters.   The overall index, gauging the cost of shipping dry bulk cargoes including grain


Cheap Freight Erodes Thai, Australian Sugar Export Advantage over Brazil

Cheap freight is eroding Thai and Australian sugar exporters' competitive advantage over Brazilian suppliers to Far Eastern markets, traders said on Thursday.   Thai raw sugar for March/April shipment was quoted at 25 points ($0.25/lb) over ICE March futures


U.S. Navy Commander Guilty in Corruption Scandal

A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz appeared in U.S






 
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