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Pacific Carriers Is Propositioned by Hovert Investments

Hovert Investments Pte Ltd, a unit of Kuok (Singapore) Ltd, has made an unconditional offer for the shares of shipping company Pacific Carriers Ltd. Hovert accumulated a controlling stake of 56.56 percent on Friday, paying an offer price of S$1.25 per share for 152.7 million shares and an enhanced offer price of S$1.40 per share for 16.8 million shares at the close of business. Although the unconditional offer was at S$1.25 per share, Hovert paid $1.40 per share for the stake of shareholders "presumed to be acting in concert with the offerer" in its takeover bid for PCL.


Hedge Funds' Big Bets on Energy Companies Pummeled

Some of the hedge fund industry's most respected firms made bigger bets on a wide swatch of energy companies during the third quarter only to watch the stocks get pummeled by falling crude oil prices. Robert Citrone's Discovery Capital Management raised its holding in Texas oil driller Diamondback Energy by 20 percent to own 1.4 million shares at the end of the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission


Northrop Grumman Buys 9 Million Shares in Accelerated Share Repurchase

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered into a $500 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Under the agreement, the company repurchased 9,066,183 shares of Northrop Grumman common stock from CSFB at a price per share of $55.15. CSFB plans to purchase an equivalent number of shares in the open market, and Northrop Grumman may receive or be required to remit a price adjustment based upon the volume weighted average price of Northrop


OSG Closes Maritrans Buy

Overseas Shipholding Group completed its purchase of Maritrans. Each outstanding share of Maritrans' common stock was converted into the right to receive $37.50 a share in cash. Based on 12.0 million shares outstanding and the assumption of net debt outstanding as of Sept. 30, the transaction is valued at $471 million, the company said. The company financed the acquisition with borrowings under its revolving credit agreement and intends to repay up to $300 million of this amount from


NNS Announces $100M Share Buyback

Military ship and submarine builder Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. approved a $100 million share buyback program. The amount of the buyback is equivalent to nearly 6 percent of its shares outstanding based on current market prices. The buyback comes on top of previous share repurchases that have totaled 5.6 million shares since mid-1999.


Seoul Stocks Close Lower as Shipbuilders Fall

Foreigners bought a net 58 billion won worth of shares listed on the main board, and local institutions sold a net 135b. Local retail investors bought a net 69 billion won, Reuters reported. Decliners outnumbered advancers by 455 to 318, with 82 titles ending unchanged.  Trade volume stood at 268 million shares worth 5 trillion won, compared with 366 million shares worth 6.3 trillion won on Monday. Source:  Reuters


A&B Stock Repurchase Authorized

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. announced that its board of directors renewed an outstanding authorization for repurchase of its common shares. The new authorization, for up to 2 million shares through December 31, 2004, replaces an existing authorization that will expire on December 31, 2002.


DFDS Tor Lines Considers LISCO Buyout

Danish DFDS Tor Lines is committed to considering a minority share buyout as part of the privatization of Lithuanian shipper LISCO, but did not specify a price. "In the sale and purchase contract with the government we have committed ourselves to consider offering a bid for the minority-owned shares," Peder Gellert-Pedersen, deputy director of DFDS Tor Lines, said. The government is in talks with DFDS Tor Lines to sell roughly 75 percent of LISCO to the Danish firm


Star Bulk to Acquire 34 Drybulk Vessels

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Star Bulk entered into a definitive agreement with Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd., and as a result, will acquire 34 drybulk vessels for an aggregate of 29.917 million shares of common stock of Star Bulk and $288.39 million in cash. Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. pursuant to which the company will acquire 34 secondhand operating drybulk carriers, consisting of six Capesize vessels


Fredriksen eyes Takeover of Flex LNG

Shipping tycoon John Fredriksen is aiming to take control of Oslo-listed Flex LNG following his purchase of 12.7 million shares that brought his stake in the firm to 43.3 percent, his firm Geveran said on Friday.   "Geveran will make a mandatory offer for the remaining shares in Flex LNG within four weeks," Geveran said in a statement. Flex LNG is awaiting the delivery of two liquefied natural gas carriers due in 2017.   (Reuters)


Knightsbridge Completes Vessel Acquisition

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited announce that the second and final stage of its vessel acquisition transaction with Frontline 2012 Ltd. has closed.   The company has issued 31 million shares to Frontline 2012 Ltd. in exchange for 12 Cape size bulk carrier newbuildings.  


Sino-Global Purchases First Tanker

  Sino-Global executives after the companys Nasdaq listing (photo courtesy of Sino-Global Shipping America)

  Sino-Global Shipping America, which was recently listed on Nasdaq, is becoming a shipowner.   The shipping agency, logistics and ship management services company today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire a small oil/chemical tanker from Rong Yao International


USC Acquires Zvezda

Russias United Shipbuilding Corporation. Image courtesy: TASS

 United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has taken on 53.5122% of the voting shares of the long planned Far Eastern Plant Zvezda shipbuilding complex in Russia’s Far East.   Zvezda (a company of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center


General Dynamics Tops Q2 Estimates

General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard (Photo: NASSCO/Ken Wright)

General Dynamics Corp, a maker of ships, tanks and business jets, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenues on Wednesday, and sharply raised its outlook for full-year profit. Net profit increased 16.4 percent to $752 million for the second quarter from $646 million a year


STEALTHGAS 2Q And 1H 2014 Results

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  STEALTHGAS INC. a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, released today its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014 Results:


Norwegian to Buy Prestige Cruises in $3b Deal

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH.O) said it would buy Prestige Cruises International Inc from its owner Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) in a $3 billion deal to expand its high-end luxury cruise offerings. Shares of Norwegian Cruise, the world's third-largest cruise operator


Knightsbridge Closes Vessel Acquisition Transaction

Bermuda-based Knightsbridge Tankers Limited announced that it has closed the first stage of its vessel acquisition transaction. Knightsbridge has issued 31 million shares in exchange for 11 Cape size bulk carrier newbuildings and two Newcastlemax newbuildings. knightsbridgetankers.com


EMAS Offshore Launches Singapore Listing

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EMAS Offshore boosts profile amongst international investment community by providing Asian platform for growth;  Singapore public offer opens at 6.00 p.m. today and closes at 12.00  noon on 2 Oct 2014.   EMAS Offshore Limited (“EMAS Offshore”


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


NAO Announces Financials, Declares Dividend

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has declared a dividend of $0.45 per share for 3Q2014, as previously announced. This is the same dividend as for the previous two quarters.   The record date is November 7, 2014 and the payment of dividend is expected to take place on or about November 21, 2014


Scorpio Tankers' Qtrly Dividend up 20%

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  Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share, reflecting an increase of 20% over the previous quarterly dividend, has entered into an agreement to purchase two newbuilding LR2 product tankers


Boskalis Raises Full-year Profit Forecast

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  Q3 TRADING UPDATE - HIGHLIGHTS Good third quarter with sizable financial settlements on old projects Order book increased slightly to EUR 3.3 billion 2014 OUTLOOK Market conditions remain challenging Good second half-year expected


FSL Sells Stake in Torm

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FSL Trust Management has sold its entire shareholding in Denmark-based Torm, the company announced Friday.    The sale of over 18 million shares generated $2.63 million for FSL. FSL gained $1.71 million from the initial investment in the shipping company


VLCCF - 4Q & FY 2014 Results

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Knightsbridge Shipping Limited ( VLCCF ) reports net income of $5.2 million and earnings per share of $0.06 for the fourth quarter compared with a net loss of $6.2 million and a loss per share of $0.11 for the preceding quarter. Net income in the fourth quarter includes $6


Horizon Lines Post 4Q 2014 Results

The story of Horizon Lines is really the story of containerized shipping in America

Horizon Lines, Inc. today reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended December 21, 2014. "Horizon Lines' fourth-quarter adjusted EBITDA increased 26.6% over the same period a year ago. The improvement in adjusted EBITDA was driven largely by higher fuel recovery






 
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