Mercator Lines (Singapore) Terminate Ship Charters Early

Press Release
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Mercator Lines (Singapore) agree early termination & settlement agreements with owners of bulkships 'Chaitali Prem' & 'Chanchal Prem'.

Briefly, the existing charter of M.V. “Chaitali Prem” ends on or about 31 August 2014. Under the terms of the relevant Early Termination Agreement, the Company will redeliver the vessel to its owner by 31 December 2012.

The existing charter of M.V. “Chanchal Prem” commenced under a charter party dated 20 July 2007 and has a duration ending on a date no later than 15 November 2015. Under the terms of the relevant Early Termination Agreement, the Company will redeliver the vessel to its owner by 31 March 2013.

The consideration for the agreement by the owners to the early termination of the charters of the vessels is summarised as:

(a) Cash Compensation: Mercator will pay to the owners an aggregate cash compensation of US$9,017,000.
(b) Compensation Shares: Mercator will issue an aggregate of 64,215,205 new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company to the owners.

Mercator Lines is also in the process of negotiating similar arrangements with the owner of another long-term chartered-in vessel in order to reduce its long term liability.


 

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

Contracts

Zamakona, Finnish GS-Hydro Ink Deal

The presentation ceremony of the Finnish multinational leader in water services GS-Hydro, new partner of Zamakona Yards in Canarias was held yesterday (January 29th at 7 p.

PHA Budgets $ 275 mi for Capital Improvements

In 2015, the Port of Houston Authority has budgeted $275 million for various capital improvement projects. About $184 million is being allocated to its container

Imabari to Build 20,000TEU Containerships

Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced it has secured newbuild orders with the cooperation of Marubeni Corporation for 11 units of 20,000TEU Ultra-Large Container Carriers,

Bulk Carrier Trends

Baltic Sea Freight Index Falls to Lowest Level Since 1986

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three

Pacifica Rolls Out New Container Vessel

Pacifica Shipping, New Zealand's coastal shipping company, is launching a new container vessel from March replacing a smaller vessel whose charter has ended, reports The Stuff.

Shipping Pollution Will Skyrocket -Study

International freight volumes will grow fourfold by 2050 while the average length of haul will increase by 12 percent over that time, trends that will cause a spike

Finance

Adani Group Revamps Businesses

Adani Enterprises Limited together with its subsidiaries Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (“APSEZ”) and Adani Power Limited (“APL”) today announced

PHA Budgets $ 275 mi for Capital Improvements

In 2015, the Port of Houston Authority has budgeted $275 million for various capital improvement projects. About $184 million is being allocated to its container

Shippers Must Monitor Greek Government Changes

Moore Stephens says shipping must monitor developments in wake of Greek government change   International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar 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: 0.1320 sec (8 req/sec)