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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


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


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.


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


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


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


Fleet Growth Weighs on Product Tanker Earnings

Photo: Alex Sergienko

Healthy returns enjoyed by the product tanker market in recent years are under threat as impending fleet growth is expected to reduce the sector’s earnings over the medium term, according to the Product Tanker Market Annual Report 2015 published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.


ZF Turns 100

Daniel Härter, VP Industrial Technology, Head of  Business Unit Marine Propulsion Systems, ZF Marine

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is celebrating its centennial in 2015. Founded in the city of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance in 1915 as “Zahnradfabrik GmbH,” the company developed from an aviation specialist with regional roots to an international technology company active on the global


Georgia Hooks Trident Seafoods

Trident Seafoods new production and distribution center in Carrollton, Ga., includes an 88,000 square-foot manufacturing floor overlooked by 18,000 square feet of office space and another 20,000 square feet of support area. (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority)

Trident Seafoods has opened a $40 million production and distribution center in Carrollton, Ga., providing 175 full-time jobs and the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of finished products annually for the U.S. market.   "We are excited to add Trident to our family of customers


New Satcom Global Website in Oceania

Our team of industry experts across Australia have local knowledge and deliver forward thinking pproaches to present day communications problems Chris Leydon, General Manager, Oceania

  Today, Satcom Global launched its Australian website, www.satcomglobal.com.au, which will offer a platform to better support our valued channel partners and customers in the region. The new website will provide local points of contact


LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Opens Gothenburg Warehouse

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants informs it has opened a new warehouse in Gothenburg.   The marine lubricants supplier said it constantly strives to expand its global supply network, adding that the new site will enable reduced lead time and increased flexibility when delivering lubricants to


MHI, SBG Invest in Wind Energy Startup Altaeros Energies

The Buoyant Airborne Turbine

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") and the Suhail Bahwan Group ("SBG") have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine ("BAT") renewable energy and


VIKING Expanding Australasian Activities

Servicing under VIKING Shipowner Agreement (Generic)

  VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding 4 locations to the company’s global network of


Texas LNG’s Brownsville Project Progressing

Artist impression depicting Texas LNG’s planned liquefaction facilities. (Image courtesy of Texas LNG Brownsville LLC)

Texas LNG appoints BNP Paribas as financial adviser for Brownsville LNG project, progresses FERC pre-filing process and completes over 60 percent of front end engineering and Design for facility.   Texas LNG Brownsville LLC announced that BNP Paribas has been appointed as financial adviser


Royal IHC Launches Pipelay Vessel Sapura Rubi

Photo courtesy of Royal IHC

Royal IHC has named and launched the pipelaying vessel, Sapura Rubi, in a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The naming of the fully integrated vessel was performed by  Glaucia Maciel, Human Resource Manager of Sapura Navegação


INTELLIAN v60Ka, v100Ka Approved for THOR 7

Intellian v60Ka and v100Ka combined set

  Intellian, the leading provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, has partnered with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) to deliver next generation high-speed maritime connectivity via Intellian’s industry leading 60cm and 1M VSAT platforms.


Quain Joins Hill Dickinson

Hawkins Patrick

  Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that Captain Joe Quain, formerly of Bentley’s Stokes and Lowless, will be joining the firm as a partner in the Singapore office with effect from 1 September 2015 bringing the firm’s strength of Master Mariner lawyers to six in total.


One More Z-Drive on the Job for EMS

Photo courtesy of Cummins

Enterprise Mariner Services, LLC (EMS) operates with the motto “Safe, Efficient, Reliable”. With the addition of their eighth Z-drive towboat and the fourth from Sneed Shipbuilding, the goal of maintaining that excellence is ever more assured.  


July Surge Leads Long Beach to Record Volumes

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Cargo container volumes surged through the Port of Long Beach in July, with an 18.4 percent increase over the same month in 2014, making July a record month in the port’s 104-year history.   Previously, the port’s best year was 2007, just before 2008’s recession


ASRY Signs New UK Agent

ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), a shipyard in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a representation agreement with Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Ltd (SRS) to exclusively market ASRY’s products, services and facilities to the U.K. shipping market.


Teekay’s Gas Carrier Fleet Worth $6.9 Billion

Image: VesselsValue.com

Global shipping giant Teekay LNG Partners can count itself as owner of the world’s most expensive fleet of whole gas (LPG and LNG) ships, worth a combined $6.9 billion, according to online ship intelligence and information service VesselsValue.com.  






 
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