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Diana Shipping Inc. Takes Delivery of New Vessel

Diana Shipping Inc. a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Bolina, a 73,583 dwt Panamax dry bulk carrier built in 2004, to be renamed Thetis. The vessel is chartered to Bunge S.A., Geneva, Switzerland for a period of about 36-38 months, at the charterer's option, at a rate of $25,000 per day, gross of commissions, that commenced on August 4, 2004. Diana Shipping Inc. has assumed the vessel's current charter from the seller. With the delivery of this vessel, Diana Shipping Inc. has increased its fleet to twelve vessels (eleven Panamax dry bulk carriers and one Capesize dry bulk carrier).


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


Seanergy Maritime, Three New Time Charters

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced that the MVs African Joy, African Glory and Asian Grace, owned though the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Maritime Capital Shipping Limited (MCS), have entered into new charter agreements with first class charterers. The MV African Joy, a 1996 built and 26,482 dwt handysize dry bulk carrier, entered into a time charter agreement for a period of eleven to thirteen months with a first class charterer at a gross charter


Navios Maritime Takes Delivery of Capesize Newbuild

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM), a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced that the Capesize vessel Navios Buena Ventura of 179,109 dwt was delivered from a South Korean shipyard to Navios Holdings' owned fleet on October 29, 2010. The vessel is chartered-out for ten years at a net rate of $29,356 per day with 50/50 profit sharing above a BCI Time Charter Average of $38,500


Navios Maritime Partners to Purchase Two Vessels

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Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has agreed to purchase from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings") (NYSE:NM) the Navios Orbiter, a 2004-built Panamax vessel of 76,602 dwt, and the Navios Luz, a 2010-built Capesize vessel of 179,144 dwt, for a total consideration of $130.0 million. Navios Orbiter The vessel is chartered out at $38,052 (net) per day, for approximately 3 years


BP Shipping Charters Extended

Capital Product Partners L.P. (Nasdaq: CPLP) announced the extension of the charters of both the M/T Agamemnon II and the M/T Ayrton II to BP Shipping.  The M/T Agamemnon II (2008 STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., 51,238 dwt) was fixed to BP  Shipping at a daily charter rate of $14,000 net for 12 months (+/- 1 month) and the charter is subject  to a profit sharing arrangement which allows each party to share, at a 50/50 percentage


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Capesize Vessel

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has taken delivery of the Star Ypsilon, a Capesize bulk carrier of approximately 150,940 dwt, built in 1991 in . The vessel is chartered for about 3 years at charter rates significantly higher than current market levels. With the delivery of Star Ypsilon, Star Bulk's operational fleet currently consists of thirteen dry bulk carriers, plus the Company has a definitive agreement to sell its oldest vessel, Star Iota, a Panamax vessel


Diana Acquires Two Containerships

Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), signed two Memoranda of Agreement with APL (Bermuda) Ltd. for the purchase of two Panamax container vessels, the m/v "APL Sardonyx" and the m/v "APL Spinel". The m/v "APL Sardonyx" is a 1995-built vessel of approximately 4,750 TEU capacity and the m/v "APL Spinel" is a 1996-built vessel of approximately 4,750 TEU capacity. The purchase price for each vessel is $30 million


Box Ships Gets Ship & a Credit Facility

Box Ships Inc. announces delivery of Its ninth vessel & its entry into $25-million credit facility Box Ships Inc. a shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced today that it took delivery of its ninth vessel, the OOCL China, a 5,344 TEU Post-Panamax containership built in 1996 at the Samsung shipyard in Korea. The vessel is chartered to Orient Overseas Container Lines Ltd. ("OOCL") for a period of thirty-six (36) months plus or minus thirty days


MV Rickmers Chennai Christened

The 19,100-dwt Rickmers Chennai has been named in a ceremony in Hamburg by Dr. Christine Winter, acting as sponsor of the vessel. (Photo: Rickmers-Linie)

One of the multi-purpose ships operating on Rickmers’ service between Europe and the Middle East/India has been christened Rickmers Chennai. The former Pacific Winter was renamed in a ceremony in Hamburg yesterday, by Dr Christine Winter, daughter of owner Heino Winter, acting as sponsor of the vessel. The 19,100-dwt Rickmers Chennai has been on long-term charter from Reederei Heino Winter since April. With her 800-ton lift capacity, the 2012-built Rickmers Chennai


Big Ship Newbuildings: Global Order Update

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Container ship newbuildings figure most active in the latest weekly news from Clarkson Hellas, with the majority of orders placed with China and Korea shipbuilders. Dry bulk carriers Clients of Diana Shipping reports Clarkson Hellas in its Weekly Bulletin have announced a further order for one 82


Bahri Drybulk Receives New 82,000 DWT Ship

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The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) subsidiary Bahri Dry Bulk (owned 60% by Bahri and 40% by Arasco) has taken delivery of the vessel 'Bahri Bulk' from shipbuilders in Japan. Bahri inform that this is the third vessel delivered from the 5 vessels that were contracted from


Tsakos Announces Time Charter Extension

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN), a crude, product and LNG tanker operator, announced the time charter renewal of a 2004 built, double hull handysize product tanker with a major national end-user for a period of twelve months. The new charter commenced in February 2014 and is expected to


ICC: Beware Spurious Oil Fraud Claims

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The ICC reported that shipowners are facing new dangers from criminal gangs making spurious oil fraud claims. The “victims”/fraudsters try to extort money from owners by bringing action against them for failing to deliver cargoes of oil they allegedly own.


Chartered VLCC Makes First Kawasaki Port Call

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The very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) 'Takamatsu Maru' has arrived at the Kawasaki refinery of TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. The 158,000 dwt tankship was chartered by TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. from NYK Lines, after the company purchased virtually all of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Japan business


CWind Endeavour joins CWind Charter Operation

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CWind’s charter fleet is about to grow with the addition of another CTruk 20T workboat.   Named CWind Endeavour, during an informal ceremony in CTruk’s home town of Brightlingsea, Essex, this weekend, the new vessel is an innovative evolution of the original design


PVA Elects 2013 President, Officers and Board

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During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2013, held February 16 - 19, in Jacksonville, FL, members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Carolyn Horgan, Blue & Gold Fleet, San Francisco, CA, as PVA President for 2013.   


Maritime Companies Need to Know: What is an “Iranian Person?"

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And Why Knowing the Answer is Critical to Your Business On December 23, 2012, the restrictive measures against Iran contained in Council Regulation (EU) No 1263/2012 came into force. The measures supplement those already contained in Regulation 267/2012 of March 23, 2012


Restructuring Pays Off: Indonesian Shipyard Wins Orders

Singapore-based Otto Marine contracted to fabricate 4 pre-erected columns & pontoon blocks worth S$6.3-million. Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company which specialises in building complex offshore support vessels, ship chartering and offers ship repair and conversion and fabrication


PVA Make Alaskan Harbor Seal Protest

The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) says existing voluntary Code of Conduct sufficient to protect Alaskan Harbor Seals. PVA has submitted written comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) urging that the agency defer implementing broader restrictions on vessels


Seaspan Enters Long-Term, Fixed-Rate Time Charter Agreements

Seaspan Corporation has announced  that it has, further to a previously announced binding letter of intent, signed long-term, fixed-rate time charter contracts with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. for five 140,00 TEU class newbuilding containerships.


Mustang Technologies Takes on FuelTrax

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Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) announced that Marine Fuel Management (MFM) systems consultant Mustang Technologies has been signed as an official representative in the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA). “We are delighted to be appointed a FuelTrax representative,” said Mr


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


Diana Shipping Charters Bulk Vessel to RWE

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Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels


Great Ships of 2013: Shuttle Tanker RIO 2016 for TEN

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RIO 2016 is the first vessel in a series of two shuttle tanker in Brazilian water operation, designed by Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., two companies with a long and good historic relationship. This vessel was chartered to Petroleo Brasileiro SA.


 
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