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Capital Product Partners Tankers get Contracts

Image: Capital Product Partners

 Capital Product Partners (CPP) has taken delivery of a new panamax containership, which will commence a five-year timecharter to CMA CGM. It also has won a timecharter from Cargill, and another two have had their charters to Capital Maritime extended.   The NASDAQ-listed company has announced the successful acquisition of the MV 'Akadimos,' as well as new time charter employment for the MT 'Active' and MT 'Anemos I' and a charter extension for the MT 'Atrotos,' each at increased day rates.   The Akadimos (9,288 teu) was delivered to CPP from the Romania’s Daewoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries shipyard on June 10 and will begin its timecharter to CMA CGM for $39,250 daily.   The vessel is the first of three 9,160-teu ‘eco-flex’ containership newbuildings purchased in April from CPP’s sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The two other vessels will be delivered in August and November this year, and will also each commence five-year timecharters to CMA CGM.   CPP’s new tanker Active (50,000 dwt, built 2015) has been fixed on a two-year timecharter to Cargill for $17,700 daily. The company bought the vessel in April from its sponsor Capital Maritime & Trading Corp for $33.5m.   Capital Maritime has extended its existing timecharter of CPP’s tanker Anemos I (47,782 dwt, built 2007) by another year at a gross rate of $17,250 per day

Contract For Three New Car Carriers

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA has entered into a contract with Ray Shipping regarding the charter of 3 car carriers on a 15 year timecharter with options. Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA has entered into a contract with Ray Shipping regarding the charter of 3 car carriers on a 15 year timecharter with options.

Bergesen Sells Tankers

Bergesen has entered an agreement with Tankers International to sell two tankers for a total $156 million. Bergesen would deliver tankers Berge Ichiban and Berge Tokyo, each of 296,000 dwt, to Tankers International led by Frontline Ltd. in July or August 2001. "Both of the two sold vessels are employed on timecharter contracts, and the sales are subject to the charterers' approval," the statement said. The price was $78 million per vessel, reflecting the vessels' timecharter contracts

Capesize Bunker Consumption: Baltic Exchange Issues Brokers Guidance

Capesize Bulk Carrier: Photo courtesy of K-Line

The Baltic Exchange advises panellists that with the prevalence of 'slow steaming' they should assume that if steaming at 12kts laden/13kts ballast, Capesize vessels will consume 44 tonnes per day (NDAS). The London market exchange has provided its shipbroker panel members with further guidance on the way in which they assess the capesize market. The move has followed extensive market consultation and reflects the need for greater precision on the slow steaming characteristics of the

Asian Panamax Rates Heading Up?

Asian Panamax rates for dry bulk cargo are likely to inch up later this week on brisk demand for grain shipment after easing slightly in thin trade last week on the New Year holidays, Reuters reported. "The freight market is expected to gain momentum with the regional business returning to normal after the New Year holiday, and on expectation of active grain chartering before the Chinese New Year holiday starts," said a shipping broker in Seoul. The Lunar New Year falls on January 24

Concordia Maritime Signs Contracts with Lukoil

Concordia Maritime has signed two-year timecharter contracts for the V-MAX vessels Stena Vision and Stena Victory with Litasco, a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil. The new time charters will begin immediately upon expiration of the current charter contracts with the American oil company Sunoco at the end of 2007. The vessels are chartered in from Arlington Tankers Ltd until the end of 2009. With the new time charter contracts Concordia Maritime has secured employment

OSG to Time Charter Product Carriers

Overseas Shipholding signed agreements with subsidiaries of Cido Tanker Holding to timecharter a pair of product/chemical carriers for 10 years. The 47,000 dwt ships will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and are scheduled for delivery in 2009. The two vessels, the Overseas Polaris and the Overseas Pisces, will have six segregations, and will be able to transport petroleum products, vegetable oils and IMO III chemicals. Delivery of the vessels will increase the number of International and U

Golden Ocen Group Secures Timecharter

Golden Ocean Group secured a time charter contract for its Capesize vessel Channel Navigator. The 172,000 dwt vessel was fixed out on a five-year contract beginning by the end of April 2009. The daily charter rate is $53,500 less 3.75% commission. Golden Ocean Group on Monday also announced a ten year time charter contract for a Capsize tanker currently under construction at the Zhoushan Jinhaiwan Shipyard in China.

Odfjell Enters Long-Term Timecharter

Odfjell announced the long-term timechartering of two 30,000 dwt. stainless steel type tankers to be built in and owned from Japan. These ships will enter service during 2005 and 2006, bringing the number of such deep-sea chemical tankers chartered by the company to a total of five.

Atlantic Panamax Rates Soften, Fixtures Lay Low

Sentiment for the Atlantic panamax freight market may be softening while fixture rates stay on the low side, shipbrokers said on Tuesday. "It may be settled in the (Far) East but panamax freight in the Atlantic looks softer as there are still lower rates being reported," said one London-based broker. The majority of routes quoted on the overall Baltic Panamax Index rose by three points on Tuesday to 1,309 - but the transatlantic round voyage timecharter route, a key element of the Index

Tsakos Fixes Three LR2s on Timecharter

Photo: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd

 Crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TNP) announced the charter for an average of 36-months per vessel for its three LR2 Aframax tankers to a major European oil concern for crude trading operations. The total gross revenues from these three fixtures are

Diana Shipping Extends Charter for Crystalia With Glencore

Crystalia. Photo by Diana Shipping Inc

 Diana Shipping Inc., has, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Glencore Grain B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Ice Class Panamax dry bulk vessels, the MV Crystalia.  

Diana Fixes Artemis to China Shipping

Artemis. Photo: Diana Shipping

 Diana Shipping Inc, a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels, has chartered out one of its panamax bulkers - Artemis (76,942 dwt, built 2006)  - to China Shipping Bulk Carrier.    

Sinotrans Shipping in the Red

Photo: Sinotrans Shipping

 Sinotrans Shipping slid back into the red for the first half of 2015, turning to a $18.3m loss from a small $2.3m profit in the previous corresponding period.   The dry bulk and container shipping arm of Chinese state-owned Sinotrans & CSC Group continues to feel the pain of low

FLEX Acquires LNG Assets from EXMAR


 Nicolas Saverys-led Exmar has agreed to integrate its LNG assets and infrastructure with those of John Fredriksen’s Geveran and Flex LNG under a new USD 2.3 billion company – Exmar LNG Ltd.   Belgian liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier owner and operator Exmar and Geveran

Gasum, Anthony Veder Pact for a New LNG Carrier

Artist impression of Anthony Veder’s 18,000 cbm Ice Class 1A Super. Pic:  Anthony Veder

 Finnish natural gas importer Gasum and Dutch gas tanker ship-owner Anthony Veder have signed an agreement for a long term time charter of a new ICE Class 1A Super LNG carrier.    The companies have agreed on a long term timecharter for a state of the art 18,000 cbm LNG carrier

China Shipping Charters Diana Panamax

Calipso. Photo by Diana Shipping

 Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Hong Kong - based China Shipping Bulk Carrier, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Calipso.    The "Calipso" is a 73,691 dwt Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2005

Global Ship Lease Takes New Containership

Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) took delivery of a 2004-built, 8,063 TEU containership, the OOCL Qingdao. Upon delivery, the vessel commenced a timecharter back to Orient Overseas Container Line (UK) Limited, an affiliate of the seller, for 36 to 39 months at a rate of $34,500 per day

Global Ship Lease Buys Containership from OOCL

Global Ship Lease, Inc. took delivery of a 2005-built, 8,063 TEU containership, the OOCL Tianjin. Upon delivery, the vessel commenced a timecharter back to the seller, Orient Overseas Container Lines Limited (OOCL), for 36 to 39 months at a rate of $34,500 per day

NAT in Q1 2014 Black: First Time in Four Years

NAT Tankship: Image courtesy of NAT

Nordic American Tankers (NAT) report a cash dividend, strongly improved operating cash-flow and a positive net income in the first quarter of 2014. The Company informs that thanks to a strong winter market, Q1 2014 has produced the best results it has seen in several years

Is NAT Approaching Recovery?


Nordic American Tankers (NAT) published its financial results from 4Q 2013, noting an expected increase in tanker rates that the company expects to play a role in its recovery. NAT’s results are below: In early December 2013 the Suezmax tanker rates increased significantly compared with

London's Baltic Exchange Redefines Capesize Terms

Capesize Bulk Carrier: Wiki CCL photo

The Baltic Exchange inform it will be making significant amends to the Baltic Capesize Index including a change to its vessel description, amends to the route weightings and the addition of three new routes, as follows:  

 The move follows a formal consultation process with the dry bulk

Scorpio Tankers Announces TimeCharter

Scorpio Tankers Inc. has chartered-in a 2006 built LR2 product tanker (106,003 DWT), the Khawr Aladid. The vessel will be chartered-in for six months at $12,000 per day, and Scorpio Tankers has options to extend the charter for a period up to two years from delivery at $13,250 per day

Focus On China: Refineries, Pipelines And Vessel Supply


China’s demand for imported oil is, and will, continue to be one of the key influences on the tanker market, according to industry experts Braemar Shipping Services plc. Demand growth in the country has progressed at an unprecedented pace over the last decade

Concordia Signs Three Timecharters

Concordia Maritime have entered into time charter contracts for three of its P-MAX new buildings with ST Shipping and Transport, a subsidiary of Glencore. The contract period is three years for each vessel upon delivery from the shipyard. In total Concordia Maritime´s P-MAX fleet consists of

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