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CPP Awaits Two New Tankers

Capital Product Partners L.P. announced that the deliveries of its eleventh and twelfth medium range (MR) product tankers, M/T "Apostolos" and M/T "Anemos I", from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Ltd., a Korean shipyard, have been confirmed, ahead of the anticipated time of delivery, for September 20 and September 28, 2007, respectively. M/T "Apostolos" and M/T "Anemos I" are ice strengthened vessels (Ice Class 1A) and have carrying capacities of 47,782 dwt and 47,823 dwt, respectively. Both vessels are capable of carrying a range of refined oil products, chemicals (including ethanol and biodiesel feedstock), and crude oil worldwide. Both M/T "Apostolos" and M/T "Anemos I" have been fixed under time charters with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. for three years at a base rate of $20,000 per day, subject to a profit sharing arrangement which allows each party to share, at a 50/50 percentage, additional revenues when spot rates are higher than the base rate. The purchase price for the two vessels of $56 million each will be fully funded through a drawdown on the existing revolving credit facility. The M/T "Apostolos" and M/T "Anemos I" are the third and fourth out of seven additional MR product tankers that Capital Product Partners L.P. has agreed to purchase from Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The remaining three product tankers will be 51,000 dwt MR chemical/product tanker sister vessels that are scheduled for delivery in January, June

Capital Product Partners L.P. Announces One Year Time Charter

Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) has  announced the chartering of the M/T Avax to BP Shipping. The M/T Avax (47,834 dwt, IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker built 2007 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea) was chartered in October 2013 to BP Shipping for a minimum charter term of one year (+/- 30 days). BP Shipping has the option to extend the charter for an additional 12 months at a gross day rate of $15,600 per day.

Greek Shipowners CPLP Justify Q4 2012 Net Loss

Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) attribute fourth quarter 2012 net loss to a US$43.2-million impairment charge. CPLP an international owner of modern tanker, dry bulk and container vessels has released its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Partnership's net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, was $35.0 million, including an impairment charge of $43.2 million, which is a non cash item

Houston LPG Terminal Capacity to be Expanded

Houston Ship Channel: Photo CCL

Oiltanking Partners, L.P. says it has expanded its terminal agreement with Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. to further increase exports of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at the Partnership's terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.  With an expected completion date of year-end 2015, the expanded LPG export terminal will have total loading capacity in excess of 16 million barrels per month of low-ethane propane and/or butane.

U.S. Firm sells Condensate to Mitsubishi

A U.S. energy company has found a second buyer in Japan for its condensate, an ultra-light oil, paving the way for more excess barrels from the United States to head to Asia to meet growing demand. Enterprise Product Partners has signed a short-term contract to sell condensate to Japanese trading company Mitsubishi Corp, less than two weeks after it sold its first cargo to Japanese firm Mitsui Corp, four Asia-based sources said.

Capital Product Taps Christodoulou as CEO, CFO

Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) announced the appointment of Petros Christodoulou as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. His appointment will be effective beginning September 1, 2014. Christodoulou will succeed Ioannis Lazaridis, who has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer since the Partnership’s formation in January 2007 and as Chief Financial Officer of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. (Capital Maritime), since 2004

NASSCO Begins Construction of Product Carrier

General Dynamics NASSCO began construction of the second ship of its new class of product carriers. The shipyard is scheduled to lay the ship’s keel in June and deliver the ship to U.S. Shipping Partners in the second quarter of 2009. In August 2006, NASSCO received a $1b contract from U.S. Shipping Partners to build nine ships. The ships will be double-hulled, 600.4 ft. in length and displace 49,000 dead weight tons

Telespazio VEGA UK to Distribute Thuraya Solutions Globally

Abu Dhabi - To further meet the requirements of global vertical markets, Thuraya has recently signed a Service Partner agreement with Telespazio VEGA United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Telespazio SpA, a Finmeccanica-Thales company. Through this partnership, Telespazio VEGA will distribute Thuraya’s integrated portfolio of satellite communications products, which includes Thuraya IP, a compact satellite broadband solution supporting 384 streaming

LNG-fuelled Ultra-Large Container Ships of the Future

Joint 14,000 teu boxship LNG as fuel project will be ‘cornerstone’ of a broad sustainability strategy supported by LR Capital Ship Management Corporation is prioritizing a business strategy inspired by, and applying, the key principles and goals of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Strategy for Sustainable Maritime Transport Systems. Capital is incorporating key 'imperatives' and 'goals'

Feds Query Energy Firms Ahead of Export Rulings

The U.S. Commerce Department has taken a small step toward resolving some two-dozen pending requests to export lightly processed oil this summer, asking energy companies to fill out a one-page questionnaire about their plans, sources familiar with the document told Reuters. The nine questions may help the department map out a further easing of the four-decade old ban on crude exports. In August, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) sent a standard set of nine

Changes in Asian Refining Bodes Well for Product Tankers: Poten and Partners

Graph: Poten and Partners

 Refining capacity in Asia has been growing rapidly for many years. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of this growth took place in China, which more than doubled its refining capacity over the last 10 years.    The other significant growth engine in Asia has been India

ACL Acquires AEP River Operations

Mark Knoy (Photo: American Commercial Lines)

 Marine transportation service company American Commercial Lines (ACL) announced it has acquired commercial inland barge company AEP River Operations from American Electric Power (AEP).   AEP River Operations is based in Chesterfield, Mo., with operations in Paducah, Ky

Lukoil Predicts Similar 2016 Russian Output

Oil producer Lukoil aims to maintain output in Russia at this year's level of 86-87 million tonnes and to increase it by 1.5-2 million tonnes in 2017, its chief executive, Vagit Alekperov, said on Tuesday. Russia intends to provide further discounts on its Urals crude blend in order to defend

Concordia Maritime Charters MR Tanker

Concordia Maritime has signed a contract for the charter of an IMO2/3 class MR tanker, the company announced today. The vessel will be chartered jointly with Stena Weco, and Concordia Maritime's share amounts to 50 percent. The contract, which comes into effect at the end of November 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line Enters Chinese Market

Image: Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line will introduce the first purpose-built ship customized for the Chinese market in 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. CEO Frank Del Rio announced today during the CruiseWorld China summit in Shanghai.  

Sweden’s PowerCell Establishes German Arm

PowerCell Sweden, an energy technology company with a patented technology for generating electricity from fuel cells, announced today it will establish PowerCell Germany GmbH.   André Martin, a senior fuel cell expert and former and Member of the Board of Directors of PowerCell Sweden

UASC Celebrates World’s Greenest Vessel

Mr. Basil Al Zaid, Chief Financial Officer UASC addressing guests

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) hosted an event in Hamburg this week to celebrate one of the world’s most environmentally friendly ultra-large container vessels M.V. Al Muraykh, delivered in August 2015, with its banking partners.  

VIKING, NK Group Join Forces

VIKING signed global service alliance with NK Group in Korea

  Leading Danish marine and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a multi-year global servicing agreement with NK Group, a major Korean supplier of firefighting systems and related equipment

Intellian, JRC Ink Partnership Deal


  JRC to sell Intellian satellite communications products through its sales network within the Japanese market Intellian, a leader in maritime satellite communication antenna technology, and JRC, a world leading marine electronics manufacturer specialising in commercial navigation and

New Product: Running Line Dynamometer

The finished product was the result of a three-part consortium representing the UK, USA and Sri Lanka. (Photo: Straightpoint)

A three-part consortium from the UK, USA and Sri Lanka, triangulated expertise to develop a new product for measuring tension on lines recently launched by Straightpoint, the Running Line Dynamometer (or TIMH), part of the manufacturer’s tension in motion range.

Peaker Energy Building Texas Condensate-export Terminal

The first company to get U.S. government approval to ship minimally processed super-light oil to international markets is building its own export terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast aimed at topping off massive tankers to keep them full.  

GasLog Posts Good Results

Photo: GasLog Partners LP.

 GasLog Partners LP, an international owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers,  increased quarterly cash distribution by 10% to $0.478 per unit for the third quarter of 2015, equivalent to $1.912 per unit on an annual basis.  

Huge Saudi Sadara Project Signs Deals for Storage, Port Services

King Fahd Industrial Port

  Saudi Arabia's Sadara Basic Services, fully owned by Sadara Chemical Co, has signed agreements covering storage facilities and port services, it said on Sunday as the firm prepares to start producing petrochemicals by the end of this year.

VSTEP, Poseidon to Bring NAUTIS to Philippines

Photo courtesy of VSTEP

Two international developers and suppliers of maritime-related educational and operational products, solutions and services, VSTEP and Poseidon Asia, Inc. (PAI), have forged an alliance to bring the NAUTIS maritime simulators and training apps to the Philippines.

Lumishore Appoints IMTRA as Distributor in N. America

Eric Braitmayer, CEO, IMTRA and Eifrion Evans, Managing Director, Lumishore

Lumishore USA, pre-eminent manufacturer of underwater lights, announced today that their product line is available and supported in North America by master distributor IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products. IMTRA joins SeaWide Distribution as the sole distributors

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