Pangaea Adds to Fleet
Pangaea Logistics Solutions has executed a memorandum of agreement to purchase the vessel M/V Tenmyo Maru, 58,749 dwt., built in November 2008 at Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipyard. The ship is expected to be delivered from its present owners in December, and will be re-named Bulk Pride. Pangaea had also taken delivery of two ultramax ice-class 1C dry bulk carriers from Japan's Oshima Shipyard in January, and purchased its Bulk Freedom, built 2005, in June.
WFW Advises BPM on Navigazione Refinancing
International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised Banca Popolare di Milano S.p.A. (BPM) regarding a US$28.8m loan facility granted to L.G.R. di Navigazione and secured by, inter alia, mortgages over two medium range ice class tankers, the “Cenito” and “Posillipo”. Founded in 1865 by future Italian Prime Minister Luigi Luzzatti, BPM was Italy’s second co-operative bank. It merged with Banco Populare on 1 January 2017…
Cosco Ports Q3 volume up 17%
Cosco Shipping Ports saw third quarter throughput rise 16.6% to 23.10m TEU from 19.81m TEU in the previous corresponding period. "Driven by the growth of international trade and the supports from shipping alliances and shipping fleets of parent company, the Group’s total throughput recorded satisfactory growth," said a company statement. For the nine months ended 30 September 2017, the Group’s total container throughput rose 13.5% to 64,885,641 TEU (corresponding period of 2016: 57,165,661 TEU).
GoodBulk Acquires up to 13 Capesize Vessels
GoodBulk, an owner and operator of dry bulk vessels announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 7 to 13 Capesize dry bulk carriers from entities managed by CarVal Investors. Delivery of the vessels is expected to occur during the 4th Quarter of 2017 and the 1st Quarter of 2018. “We are excited to partner with CarVal Investors in this transaction as we continue to execute upon the Company’s strategy of building an industry leading platform for investment in dry bulk vessels…
MPC Container Ships Adds Two More Boxships
Oslo-based shipping company MPC Container Ships has continued its fleet expansion with the addition of two more container vessels; to take delivery of the vessels next month. The expanding start-up company purchased a 2,564 TEU vessel, which will be named AS Petulia, and a 1,200 TEU ship, to be named AS Frida. The two container ships were built in 2008 and 2003, respectively. "MPC Container Ships AS is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 2…