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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.


Marine Engine Exchange Offers Grants for Motor Upgrades

Photo: The Port of Los Angeles

In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified, “three star”/ultra-low emission-rated engines (up to 10 horsepower). The Port of Los Angeles is offering boat owners 75 percent of the total cost (up to $2


Poseidon to Go Public

Image: New York Stock Exchange

 Poseidon Containers Holdings, a private equity backed containership operator with an initial fleet of 18 vessels, has filed for an initial public offering.    It plans to raise $100 million, which is likely only a placeholder as Poseidon has not specified the number of shares to


Bahri, SEC Ink 5-year Transportation Deal

Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Bahri CEO (right) and Engr. Ziad Al-Shiha, SEC CEO (Left). Photo: Bahri

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a period of five years, appointing Bahri to transport all the equipment, tools, spare parts and products imported from outside by SEC.  


Danish Investors Sue Bankrupt OW Bunker

Photo: OW Bunker

A group of Danish investors have sued OW Bunker for 800 million Danish crowns ($120 million) for misleading them in its initial public offer (IPO), after the ship fuel supplier filed for bankruptcy just months after listing. The 27 institutions


Baltic Exchange Eyes Move into Commodities

Baltex reaches breakeven level since start of 2015; Baltic previously faced broker opposition over platform. London's Baltic Exchange is studying a potential foray into commodities and is open to proposals on tie-ups as other exchanges attempt to boost volumes, its chief executive said.


Project to Make e-Navigation a Reality

EU to enhance safety of navigation and increase efficiency at sea

  The EU has approved a Danish-led, maritime innovation project with a budget of DKK 85 million, intended to enhance safety of navigation and increase efficiency at sea. 13 Danish partners will become frontrunners of the project, which is launched on 1 May.


Greece to Privatize Piraeus Port

Picture by Piraeus Port Authority SA

 Greece will proceed with the sale of stakes in strategic assets such as the port of Piraeus, says a report in Bloomberg.   The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, which sells real estate, infrastructure and other government holdings, is sending a revised tender offer to investors


Singapore's Transport Minister to Speak at LISW 2015

Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew Courtesy Singapore Transport Ministry

London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW) is delighted to announce that Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport, has confirmed that he will speak at the official LISW Conference on 10th  September 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.  


Vard in Red

Siem Stingray. Photo: Vard Holdings

 Offshore shipbuilder Vard Holdings reported a net loss of $40mln in the first quarter, on back of unrealized foreign exchange losses from a 15-year USD-denominated yard construction loan in Brazil.   Net foreign exchange losses in the quarter amounted to $37mln


Danelec to Lead Working Group in EU’s EfficienSea2

Danish marine electronics company Danelec Marine informs it will oversee a working group in the European Union (EU) EfficienSea2 maritime innovation project designed to increase safety of navigation and efficiency at sea.    The EU this month approved and set aside $11 million to fund


Gener8 Maritime to Go Public

Image: General Maritime Corporation (now Gener8 Maritime)

 Private equity-backed tanker operator Gener8 Maritime filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to proceed with an initial public offering worth up to $100m.   The company was created in February 2015 via the merger of General Maritime and Navig8 Crude.  


EBRD Plan for Cyprus: Banks, Ports and Privatisation

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development laid out its first official plan of action for Cyprus on Wednesday, saying it would focus on repairing banks, privatisations and key infrastructure like ports. The EBRD agreed a five-year deal to invest in Cyprus just over a year ago


Privinvest May Buy Stake in ABG Shipyard

Photo: ABG Shipyard

 India's largest private shipbuilding company ABG Shipyard is in talks with Privinvest Holding SAL to sell stake. A report says that Privinvest is expected to acquire up to 49% stake in ABG.     A report in the ET NOW says both the companies entered into an exclusivity period for


LISW15 Lines Up Speakers

  London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) is pleased to announce the line up, so far, of high level government and industry speakers for the official LISW15 Conference being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, on Thursday 10th September.


Abu Dhabi Promoting Port Investments

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

The Industrial Development Bureau of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Ports sign a memorandum of understanding for attracting industrial investments; shared agreement to further develop service offerings and promote investment potential of the Emirate’s industrial sector   


CME: Force Majeure for Shipping Stations Due to Floods

CME declares force majeure for corn, soy shipping stations due to floods   CME Group Inc declared force majeure for all corn and soybean shipping stations because of flooding on the Illinois River, according to a notice from the exchange operator on Wednesday.  






 
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