Houlder Sells Holdings In Tanker Broker Panel

Friday, November 19, 1999
Houlder Sells Holdings In Tanker Broker Panel Shipbroker Howard Houlder (Chartering) Ltd. has sold its shareholdings in the London Tanker Broker Panel back to the other five members of the rate-setting group, panel managing director Robert Porter said. "Howard Houlder is no longer a panel member," Porter said. "Houlder said it wished to leave and the other panelists exercised their pre-emption rights to buy the shares back." Porter said he did not know why Houlder had decided to leave the panel - an independent body providing tanker rate/route assessments, for which fees are charged. Houlder had been in negotiations for some time with Capital Shipbrokers Ltd. to sell its shares for approximately $1.1 million, according to other brokers and press reports. A spokesman at Capital said the company could give no comment on the breakdown of negotiations. No one was immediately available at Houlder for comment. Panel member Seascope paid $897,000 pounds for its seat and a place on the Worldscale Association (London) in 1995. "I cannot understand why Houlder would want to leave the panel," one senior shipping source said. In recent times, Houlder has been stronger in the dry bulk shipping business than tanker sector, according to shipping sources. Shipping brokers have been under pressure recently due to poor markets in both the tanker and dry bulk sectors. The London Tanker Brokers' Panel now comprises H. Clarkson, Galbraith's, E.A. Gibson, Seascope and Braemar Shipbrokers.
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Shipping Confidence Hits 2.5 Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years in February 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence

U.S. DoI Upholds 2008 Shell Arctic Lease

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas

All American Marine Delivers Ferry to Seattle

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) today announced the delivery of a new passenger ferry that will serve the city of Seattle.    The vessel, MV Sally Fox, was dedicated

Marine Propulsion

Palfinger Chooses NAMJet Waterjets

Netherlands-based Palfinger Boats has launched the first of two Damen-designed FRSQ 1200 fast-rescue/oil response vessels.   Built in Harderwijk, Netherlands,

ABG Ties Up with GTT for LNG Technology

ABG Shipyard Ltd has tied up with Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) of France for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), reports Livemint.

Methanol Powered Ferry Launched in Baltic Sea

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced that it has converted the Stena Germanica to run on methanol, an industry first.   The company spent $24 million on converting the ship to methanol.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2221 sec (5 req/sec)