MC Shipping Acquires New Vessels

Monday, February 27, 2006
MC Shipping Inc., has agreed to acquire two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessels from the Bernhard Schulte Group of Germany. The vessels, Hermann Schulte and Dorothea Schulte are semi-refrigerated and of 5,600 cbm capacity each. The acquisition is being funded out of current cash holdings and a bank loan facility from one of the Company's regular financiers. The vessels are expected to be delivered before March 31, 2006. Simultaneously with the purchase, they will be time-chartered back to the Schulte Group for a minimum period of 1 year.

Following the delivery of these two ships, MC Shipping Inc. will fully or partially own a fleet of 18 vessels, of which 12 are LPG tankers ranging from 3,000 to 77,000 cbm capacity. The Company retains an investment in four container carriers and ownership of two small coastal bulkers. MC Shipping Inc. further announced that it has renewed charters on its LPG tankers whose contracts expired in the last three months. The vessels have been employed on time charters to major oil and gas trading and transportation companies at rates which reflect the improved LPG market. The new contract rates are on average about 45% higher than on the previous charters and will have a corresponding positive effect on the pertinent vessels' revenues and the Company's net income.

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology

Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.3373 sec (3 req/sec)