Shares of Jurong Shipyard Ltd. firmed by more than six percent in early Friday trading on rumors that the shipyard might announce a stock-split exercise to improve its liquidity, dealers and analysts said. Fueling the market's excitement over Jurong was SembCorp's impending news conference, possibly next week, where Jurong was expected to announce further merger details and restructuring of its shipyard operations. SembCorp, with a yard capacity of 1.8 million dwt, is the owner of Asia's largest shipyard outside Dubai.
The Bourbon Annual and Special Shareholders' Meeting was held under the chairmanship of Jacques de Chateauvieux at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. The following resolutions were passed at the Meeting: - Distribution of a dividend of 1 euro per share This dividend, which represents a 78% increase compared to 2004, will be paid as from Monday, May 29, 2006. It gives a right to a tax-free allowance of 40%, i.e. 0.40 euros per share, for individuals who are tax
Kvaerner ASA had been advised to drop a plan to name a new board due to disagreements among major shareholders and a possible scheme to split the company. Kvaerner said in a statement that a two-man election committee seeking to find board members acceptable to big shareholders "concluded it is not possible to put together a board that all major shareholders can agree upon." It said the committee advised the board and major shareholders against calling a suggested extraordinary shareholders'
Neptune Orient Lines, the world's sixth largest container shipper, plans to spin off and list its oil-transportation unit, American Eagles Tankers (AET), on the New York Stock Exchange. The Singapore-based company said it plans to offer common shares to be listed on the NYSE and Singapore Depositary Receipts (SDRs) on the Singapore Exchange to investors internationally as well as in the city-state. The offering is expected to be made in the second or third quarter and AET would use net
A ship carrying molasses from India to Amsterdam split in two and sank in high seas off Spain's northwest coast, drowning three crew members and leaving eight missing. Air and sea rescue teams plucked 24 survivors from lifeboats after they abandoned the Maltese-registered Kristal, which broke apart about 110 km (70 miles) off Galicia, a Spanish coastguard spokesman said. "The search for the missing people is under way with helicopters and boats," he said
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: NNA), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire two 75,000 DWT LR1 product tankers scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011 from a South Korean shipyard. The nominal acquisition price of $87m will be financed with: • Issuance of $5.4 million mandatorily convertible preferred stock ("preferred stock")
The first political backlash from the recent explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon appears to be the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service, as it movement is reportedly underway to split the agency that polices the offshore drilling industry, according to articles in the May 12 edition of the Wall Street Journal. The impetus for the split? As currently configured, MMS is responsible both to ensure safety of oil drilling in federal waters
The American P&I Club warns again that stowaways continue to hide in the ship's rudder stock recess. The P&I Club advise its members that stowaways wait in port areas until after dark and then swim to the rudder stock, climbing it and hiding inside the recess. Having gained access to an external area of the vessel, they cannot then be easily found by the ship’s crew. It has been observed that most of these vessels come from Africa in ballast and, for that reason
The single-hulled tanker, Prestige, split and sank off the coast of Spain yesterday. The tanker was carrying approximately 70,000 tons of oil before sinking about 100 miles off the northern coast of Spain. Although some oil has already washed ashore from the casualty, Spanish government officials say the Prestige hasn’t leaked any oil since it sank.
U.S. stocks of crude oil, gasoline and heating oil grew last week according to the Energy Department on Wednesday, which was more bearish than Tuesday's industry report, analysts said. The figures were evidence that threadbare crude and products stocks that have plagued the petroleum complex most of this year are finally being replenished by increasing imports, analysts said. Crude stocks rose 3.1 million barrels last week according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), about 700
U.S. crude stocks likely rose 2.2 mln barrels last week. By Manash Goswami Brent futures were steady on Tuesday and held above $108 a barrel as a worsening crisis over Ukraine stoked supply disruption fears, while concerns over demand growth from the world's two biggest oil consumers kept a
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 12.4 percent in March as retailers begin to stock up for the spring and the summer season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett
Dr Robin Bidwell CBE has been appointed as LOC Group chairman informs the London-headquartered international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company. LOC add that for 35 years, Dr Bidwell built and led Environmental Resources Management (ERM) the global environmental advisory firm
Reuters - Seadrill, the world's largest offshore oil driller by market capitalization, has completed the issue of a 1,500 million Swedish crowns ($234.18 million) senior unsecured bond with a March 2019 maturity, the firm said on Thursday.
Reuters - The main shareholder in D'Amico International Shipping has launched a placement of up to 42.2 million shares, or about 10 percent in the Italian shipper, the company said on Thursday. In a statement, it said the shares will be sold via an accelerated bookbuilding to boost liquidity in
EU leaders set to warn, not sanction Russia; U.S. crude stocks rise more than expected. U.S. jobs data, services data point to lower oil demand. By Shadi Bushra Brent crude reversed gains made earlier on Thursday after Crimea's parliament voted unanimously to join Russia
China, Japan shipyards reel-in the orders in the past week, Korea figures too in the VLGC sector: interestingly there was just one new order in the tankship market, reports Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, as follows: Dry bulk ships
Scorpio Bulkers, headquartered in Monaco, report its results for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013. Extracts follow: Results for the three months ended December 31, 2013
A high performance recycled plastic cribbing system engineered to provide optimum safety and durability when stabilising heavy loads is being introduced throughout Australasia and South-East Asia inform the Cribbing and Matting Co Pty Ltd., located in Sydney.
Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced today the successful placement of senior unsecured bonds in a total amount of NOK 1,250 million (approximately $207 million USD) in a new seven-year bond issue carrying a coupon of 3m Nibor + 3.35%. The settlement date for the new bonds is expected to be March 18
Reuters - Transocean Ltd, owner of the world's largest offshore drilling fleet, said it could take up to 18-24 months for demand to recover as customers delay drilling programs. Demand for offshore rigs is tapering as major oil companies trim exploration and production budgets in the face of
Reuters - Russian state oil company Rosneft awarded its semiannual April-September jumbo Urals crude tender for delyvery from the Baltic Sea ports to Shell , Total and Eni, traders said on Tuesday. The majors will lift 100,000-metric-ton Urals cargos from the ports of Primorsk and Ust-luga
by Henning Gloystein, Reuters European physical coal prices on Monday dropped to their lowest level since last summer as mild weather pulled down demand. Cargos for delivery in March to the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) were valued around $73
(Reuters) - Saipem has won new contracts for off-shore engineering and construction in Congo and Indonesia worth a total $520 million, the Italian oil services group said on Monday. Saipem said parent company ENI had assigned a consortium led by Saipem a $1
European physical coal prices on Monday dropped to their lowest level since last summer as mild weather pulled down demand. Cargoes for delivery in March to the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) were valued around $73.50 a tonne on Monday, down $0