Knightsbridge Tankers Limited has agreed to sell its 1995-built double hull VLCC tanker Chelsea for the net sale proceeds of approximately $99 million. Delivery to buyers is expected to take place in January 2008. The sale will generate approximately $78.8m in liquidity and a gain of approximately $49 million, based on delivery December 21, 2007. In addition, the vessel is recently fixed to the beginning of February 2008 and the net result would be for the benefit of Knightsbridge. The additional liquidity will partly be used to fund pre delivery installments on Knightsbridge's newbuilding program, and will in addition strengthen the Company's dividend capacity going forward. The sale of the vessel represents no change in the Company's strategy, but should be seen as an opportunistic transaction in the present strong tanker market.
Denmark's TORM agreed to sell five MR product tankers to a company controlled by Oaktree Capital Management as part of an earlier restructuring agreement. The sale is a consequence of the specific option rights, which one bank group exercised in connection with the Restructuring Agreement. Oaktree will place the five vessels under TORM’s commercial management in a revenue sharing scheme, and utilize TORM’s integrated operating platform for technical management
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. has agreed to sell two of its oldest Aframaxes (the 1993-built Overseas Keymar and the 1994-built Pacific Sapphire) and one of its oldest VLCCs (the 1996-built Majestic Unity) for net proceeds of approximately $168 million. The proceeds will be used to fund the recently announced newbuild program of four Aframax tankers that are being built at the New Times Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. shipyard in Jinjiang, China. The new 114,000 dwt 44-meter beam
Hallin Marine entered into an agreement to sell its vessel, SOV Ullswater, for $45million. The agreement will generate a profit to Hallin of approximately $9 million in the financial year 2008 and will enable the company to operate the vessel for 10 years under a bare-boat charter. Oslo based marine group RS Platou has set up a company to buy the Ullswater and to charter it to Hallin Marine at a competitive fixed rate for the duration of the charter.
For the quarter ended June 30, 2007, Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) revenues were $274.2m, an increase of 27% from $216.3 million for the same period of 2006. The increase reflects the acquisitions of Maritrans in November 2006 and the Heidmar Lightering business in April 2007 and an increase in average daily TCE rates for VLCCs and Handysize Product Carriers. EBITDA(1) for the quarter increased 36% to $148.5 million from $109.1 million in the comparable period of 2006
Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced the sale of a Panamax Class Vessel. Safe Bulkers has entered an agreement to sell a 76,000 dwt Panamax class vessel built in 2003 for $33m, excluding commissions to brokers. The vessel will be delivered to its new owners in December 2009. The extended delivery period, which exceeds the market standard of three months
A Lesson in admiralty law was recently provided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit when it ruled that a maritime lien for breach of a charter party attaches when the vessel is placed at the charterer's disposal. Dennis Bryant, writing about the case on the Maritime Liens website, notes, "A vessel owner entered into a time charter and accordingly delivered the vessel. The vessel was then sold to a third party, subject to the time charter
Seacor Smit Inc., announced net earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002 of $11,406,000, or $0.55 per fully diluted share, on operating revenues of $103,643,000. In the comparable quarter ended March 31, 2001, SEACOR earned $12,134,000 per fully diluted share, on operating revenues of $93,200,000. Net earnings in the immediately preceding quarter ended December 31, 2001 were $18,679,000 on operating revenues of $109,804,000.
2009 Highlights: - Voyage revenues of $444.9 million versus $623.0 million in 2008 - Income of $47.8 million (before vessel impairment charges of $19.1 million) versus $202.9 million (no impairment charge) in 2008 - EPS of $0.77 (diluted) ($1.28 per share excluding impairment charge) compared with $5.33 (diluted) in 2008 - Average operating expenses per vessel per day decreased by 8.2% to $8,677 from $9,450 in 2008
Bourbon and ICBC Financial Leasing (China) signed an operating lease, framework agreement for up to $1.5 billion (USD) corresponding to the sale and bareboat charter back for 10 years of up to 51 vessels Bourbon is rolling out a transformation plan for its future growth. As part of its “Transforming for Beyond” project, Bourbon has decided to sell vessels worth $2.5 billion from its fleet and retain the vessels on bareboat charter for a period of 10 years.
Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leader in the specialty coatings industry, appoints 'Marj' Shymske president of its subsidiary. With over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, with an emphasis on assembling effective teams and successful business expansion
Hercules Offshore agrees sale of 11 inland barge rigs, which includes three active rigs, eight cold stacked rigs and related assets (Inland Asset Package) for cash proceeds of approximately $45 million. Excluded from the 'Inland Asset Package' are the Hercules 27
Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced that Vice President of LNG Sales, Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod, will speak in the Strategy Roundtable of Floating LNG 2013, the world’s largest conference on floating LNG on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Mr
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) announced the appointment of Les Morris to a new role as Senior Vice President Global Sales. The new position has been created to deliver a global key account management and sales excellence program for customers and will involve developing mutually
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed oil and gas Lease Sales 233 and 231, the third and fourth sales scheduled in the current 2012-2017 five-year program. As part of the Obama Administration’s
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) changed the name of its subsidiary in Almere, the Netherlands, which handles its turbocharger and engine businesses in Europe from the previous "MHI Equipment Europe B.V." to "Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V
Shell announced it is considering the sale of its Retail, Aviation and Supply and Distribution Downstream businesses in Italy. Shell’s non-service station Lubricants and Marine businesses are not part of this announcement. This announcement also has no impact on the Upstream and Gas and
Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, announced that it signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 1989-built vessel Maersk Madrid (to be renamed
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. began preliminary discussion on potential business integration, Japan Times reported. The two companies are expected to take multiple integration formats into consideration, including an outright merger
August Auction to offer all Unleased Acreage in Western Gulf of Mexico As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals
KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, appointed Rob Atkinson as Vice CEO for the group and Jesper Rasmussen as Managing Director for its North American operations. Rob Atkinson has held a senior position in the company
Dometic Marine signaled its intent to focus on the commercial market with the appointment of 25-year company employee Ben Haynes to the Commercial and Military Marine portion of Dometic Americas. International Technical Sales Manager Haynes
Maersk Line hires Stephen Richard Schueler as Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of 27 May, 2013. Richard Schueler, 46, joins Maersk Line from Microsoft Corporation where he was head of global retail sales and marketing. Prior to Microsoft
The following list of ship sales for April 2013 was prepared by Shipping Intelligence Inc., New York. Sale Prices are listed in millions USD. Date - Vessel name - DWT - BLT/AGE - Price
Jaya Holdings Ltd. reported consolidated revenue of $24.8 million and net profit of $4.0 million for the financial quarter ending March 31, 2013. The group’s total revenue for the quarter under review was $24.8 million, 53% higher than the previous corresponding quarter