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International Shipholding, Seminole Settle Litigation

Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. has reportedly paid $23 million for a settlement of shipping-related litigation with Central Gulf Lines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Shipholding Corp.

ISH Buys Integrated Tug/Barge Unit

International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) has bought the integrated tug/barge unit, 'Coastal 202' and 'Florida Enterprise', from CIT and GE Capital. These two vessels have been operating under a sale and leaseback arrangement and were part of ISH’s purchase of United Ocean Services. Mr. Niels M. Johnsen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Exercising our buy-out option on this integrated tug/barge unit further solidifies our commitment to maintaining our

S&P Cuts International Shipholding Ratings

Standard & Poor's lowered its rating on International Shipholding Corp.'s (ISC) $110 million 7.75% senior unsecured notes due Oct. 15, 2007, and $100 million 9% senior unsecured notes due July 1, 2003. The corporate credit rating on the company is affirmed. The downgrade on the notes is based on the increased proportion of secured debt in the company's capital structure, which has been used to finance the acquisition of additional vessels(primarily car carriers) over the past year and which

International Shipping Corp Public Share Offering

US-based International Shipholding Corporation (NYSE: ISH) plans to offer shares of its Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock in an underwritten registered public offering. ISH intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including using a substantial portion of the funds to repay certain indebtedness and to finance certain vessel investment costs

ISH: Steel Import Sanctions Hurt 4Q Earnings

International Shipholding Corp., in announcing its fourth quarter results yesterday, noted that while fourth quarter results were improved from the third quarter, the period was negatively impacted by lower results in the company’s TransAtlantic LASH service, which experienced reduced cargo volume largely because of U.S. sanctions on foreign steel imports. For the three months ended December 31, 2002, recorded revenue was $58.3 million versus $65

Seaarland and OSG Set up Suezmax Pool

Amsterdam-based Seaarland Shipping Management and New York-based Overseas Shipholding Group have set up Suezmax International, a commercial pool which will initially operate eight tankers. The Suezmax International Pool is co-managed by in and OSG Ship Management Inc. in . OSG and Seaarland have committed eight ships to the pool so far: the Overseas London, Overseas Newcastle, Genmar Hope, Elisewin, and four newbuildings due for delivery from Nantong Rongsheng Shipbuilding, during  2009

Osprey to be De-listed from Singapore Exchange

Marine and chartering services provider Osprey Maritime Ltd said on Friday it will be de-listed from the Singapore Exchange on May 15 following its acquisition by World Shipholding Group owned by Norwegian magnate John Fredriksen. Company officials said that after a public tender, World Shipholding now owned about 98.6 percent of the firm's existing share capital and a de-listing was necessitated as it was not feasible to restore a minimal free float.

Haji-Ioannou Considers Buying Osprey's Clean Tankers

Airline chief Stelios Haji-Ioannou's tanker company Stelmar has abandoned its bid for the First International fleet of clean tankers and is now reportedly considering those of Singapore-listed Osprey Maritime, Reuters reported. "Stelmar is looking at the Osprey ships, because the deal with First International is now looking too messy and too time-consuming," a New York-based source told Reuters. Stelmar's London office declined to comment

LR Classed Ships Head USCG Qualship List

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) initiated the Qualship program on January 1, 2001 to reward quality owners. Lloyd's Register classed ships dominate the latest USCG list, with more quality ratings than any other classification society. These ships will all benefit from less frequent USCG inspections. Among the 41% of ships that are classed by Lloyd's Register are those owned by AP Moller, P & O Nedlloyd, Overseas Shipholding Group, Shell International and BP Amoco.

Tanker Coated with Intersleek 900

International Paint Ltd. announced the completion of coating work on one of the world’s largest crude oil carriers, the 442,500 dwt V-Plus TI Africa. Owned and operated by Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG), the 2002 Korean built vessel, one of four sister ships, recently drydocked in Dubai. T The decision to use the unique patented, Intersleek 900 fluoropolymer foul release coating was based on experience with Intersleek 700 silicone based products on three OSG owned VLCC’s.

VARD Secures PSV Charter from DOF

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Vard Holdings Limited announced it has secured a bareboat charter contract for the first of two vessels whose original shipbuilding contracts were terminated earlier during the year. The vessel, a platform supply vessel (PSV) of VARD 1 08 design

Overseas Shipholding Investors Settle Lawsuit with Execs, Others

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc investors have reached $16.25 million in settlements with the executives, underwriters and an auditor of the tanker company in a lawsuit related to its 2012 bankruptcy and tax problems.   Company directors and officers

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

SCI Presents Silver Bell Awards 2015

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A shared passion and concern brought together a diverse group of people from several segments of the maritime industry to celebrate the milestone achievements of three careers and to raise funds to support mariners served by SCI.   More than 770 individuals assembled on Thursday, June 4

Ecochlor BWTS


Ballast water treatment technology developer Ecochlor Inc. presented a project case study at CMA Shipping 2015, a case study which covered the retrofit of Ecochlor’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) aboard the 2007-built RoRo car carrier vessel M/V Green Bay following an order from

Ecochlor Presents BWTS Case Study at CMA

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Ballast water treatment technology developer Ecochlor Inc. presented a project case study yesterday at CMA Shipping 2015 in Stamford, Conn. The case study covered the retrofit of Ecochlor’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) aboard the 2007-built ro/ro car carrier vessel M/V Green Bay

Nordic Shipholding Rebounded in 2014

  Danish ship owner Nordic Shipholding turned a profit in 2014 following its 2013 restructuring, the company announced today.   The company earned a profit of $2.3 million in 2014 due to improved earnings and a one-off gain of $5

LaGrange Cites Strong Growth Numbers in Port Address

Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange delivers the annual State of the Port Address hosted by the International Freight Forwarders Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans Nov. 5 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.

Economic development wins, new services and expanded agreements have resulted in record operating revenues and strong, double-digit cargo growth in 2014, Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange said during the annual State of the Port Address hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs

Eagle Bulk Cuts Debt by 80%, Shares Skyrocket

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc's shares shot up to as much as $15.46 from 68 cents as the company cut its borrowings by about 80 percent after converting debt into equity under a financial restructuring program. The stock was the top percentage gainer on the Nasdaq, with more than 14

Netsco Appoints Flores

Jan M. Flores

Netsco announces  Jan M. Flores, as Sr. Director of Business Development. Flores comes to Netsco from OSG (Overseas Shipholding Group) where he headed the FSO Group and was responsible for Business Development in the Offshore market. Prior to his assignment with the FSO Group

Maritime Academy Awarded DHS Grant for Arctic Training

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Maine Maritime Academy receives $450,000 grant From U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ice navigation and maritime first responder courses for the Arctic Maine Maritime Academy has been awarded $450,000 by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology

DHT Holdings to Acquire Samco Shipholding

Photo: Samco Shipholding

DHT Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Samco Shipholding Pte. Ltd., a private company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore. Samco owns and operates a fleet of seven very large crude oil tankers (VLCCs)

Anglo-Eastern Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Board of Anglo-Eastern, from left to right, John Denholm, CEO of J&J Denholm Ltd and BIMCO President; Benoit Timmermans, Managing Director of Bocimar Belgium N.V.; Mark Stevenson, CFO of Anglo-Eastern, Marcel Liedts, CO

  On September 4th, Anglo-Eastern celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary, in Hong Kong, concluding with an evening of fun, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Among a host of VIPs, both local and international, Mr. & Mrs. Evert Maréchal, The Consul General of Belgium

Hearing to Examine Status of US Merchant Marine

The U.S. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week to examine issues impacting the U.S. merchant marine, the fleet of U.S. documented, or flagged, commercial vessels which carries imports and exports during

Overseas Shipholding CEO Capt. Robert Johnston to Retire

Chief Executive Officer Capt. Robert Johnston

  Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced today that Captain Robert Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the company effective immediately. He will continue to advise the company as a consultant through mid-2015.

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