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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

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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

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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.


Hunter Maritime Acquisition Launches IPO

Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. announced the commencement of its initial public offering of 15,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one Class A common share of the company and one-half of one warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one


Shipping Shares Drop after Seanergy Maritime Offer

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Shares of many shipping companies dropped in volatile trading, retracing more of their post-U.S. election gains after Seanergy Maritime Holdings on Friday became the latest shipper this week to announce a direct share offer pricing.  


Africa and Shipping – A Mutually Benefiting Cooperation

Photo: European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

 African governments and businesses are important partners of European shipping companies and the region has become one of the most promising global growth markets.    The “blue” economy offers a lot of opportunities


Seanergy Maritime Prices $ 15 mi Offering

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Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today the pricing of its $15 million public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and class A warrants, at a combined price to the public of $1.50 per common share and class A warrant. The offering is expected to close on or about December 13, 2016


SGX sees Baltic buy boosting Asian freight derivatives

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Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) sees the potential to develop new freight derivatives centred on active Asian shipping routes and expand the use of freight derivatives with its acquisition of London's Baltic Exchange, a senior SGX official told Reuters.


Europa 2 Set for Maiden Voyage to New Orleans

An aerial view of the Europa 2 at sea (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

More than 500 cruise passengers aboard Europa 2 will spend a few days in New Orleans next week, as the luxury cruise ship makes her maiden voyage to the Port of New Orleans Julia Street Cruise Terminal Monday, where port officials will host an onboard ceremonial plaque exchange with the


Unmanned Aircraft to Take Off from Falkor

Chief Scientist Will Sager interpreting data in the control room Photo SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE

Research vessel Falkor leaves Darwin today to explore the poorly understood air-sea interactions across the Indian and Pacific Ocean. This research is very important in understanding the ocean’s role in global climate change. The exchange of energy and matter between the atmosphere and the


Viking Ocean Cruises Makes Maiden US Call

Viking Ocean Cruises made its first ever call on a U.S. port when Viking Star docked at Cruiseport Boston. Viking Star began her voyage in Montreal, travelled the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City and Saguenay, continued on to Prince Edward Island and Halifax and, following her stop in Boston


Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates could slide as Tonnage Outweighs Demand

A typical Capesize Bulker (credit: BSM)

Many vessels available for charter put pressure on freight rates. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes are set to slide next week as the number of ships available for charter outpaced cargo demand, ship brokers said on Thursday.


Freight Futures Market Avoids Tougher EU Information Disclosures

The European Union's securities markets regulator has dropped proposals to make participants in the multi-billion dollar commodity derivatives market for freight rates disclose knowledge of loading conditions, the Baltic Exchange said.  


Egypt Seeks a New Suez Canal Toll System

Photo: Suez Canal Authority

Egypt is in talks with global shipping firms to change the way it charges vessels to pass through the Suez Canal, offering discounts for advance payments as it seeks to raise much-needed hard currency from a struggling industry. Denmark's A.P


Fair Trade Commission Approves Blohm+Voss Acquisition

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The German Fair Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of Hamburg shipyard Blohm+Voss GmbH by the Bremen-based, family-owned company Luerssen Maritime Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG, a specialty designer, manufacturer and repairer of yachts over 60 meters and military ships.  


Singapore Exchange Completes Baltic Exchange Takeover

Singapore Exchange has completed its takeover of the privately-owned Baltic Exchange, sealing an 87 million pound ($108 million) deal for one of London's oldest institutions, the groups said on Tuesday. The acquisition is one of the latest developments in a string of mergers


US, Danish Maritime Academies Partner

SUNY Maritime academic deal Gil Traub (left) and SIMAC vice president for academic affairs Jan Askholm sign the memorandum of agreement at SUNY Maritime College. The agreement paves the way for collaboration and partnership between the two institutions. (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Student exchanges, faculty collaborations and programmatic partnerships are now possible between the United States’ SUNY Maritime College and Svendborg International Maritime Academy in Denmark. The two institutions earlier this month signed a memorandum of agreement that will pave the


Fincantieri Offers to buy Rest of Vard Shares

Courtesy VARD Photo Fincantieri Oil & Gas S.p.A.

FINCANTIERI S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary Fincantieri Oil & Gas S.p.A. has launched a voluntary conditional general offer in Singapore for the ordinary shares of Vard Holdings Limited not already held  by Fincantieri O&G and its related corporations.






 
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