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Pacific Carriers Is Propositioned by Hovert Investments

Hovert Investments Pte Ltd, a unit of Kuok (Singapore) Ltd, has made an unconditional offer for the shares of shipping company Pacific Carriers Ltd. Hovert accumulated a controlling stake of 56.56 percent on Friday, paying an offer price of S$1.25 per share for 152.7 million shares and an enhanced offer price of S$1.40 per share for 16.8 million shares at the close of business. Although the unconditional offer was at S$1.25 per share, Hovert paid $1.40 per share for the stake of shareholders "presumed to be acting in concert with the offerer" in its takeover bid for PCL.


Hedge Funds' Big Bets on Energy Companies Pummeled

Some of the hedge fund industry's most respected firms made bigger bets on a wide swatch of energy companies during the third quarter only to watch the stocks get pummeled by falling crude oil prices. Robert Citrone's Discovery Capital Management raised its holding in Texas oil driller Diamondback Energy by 20 percent to own 1.4 million shares at the end of the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission


NNS Announces $100M Share Buyback

Military ship and submarine builder Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. approved a $100 million share buyback program. The amount of the buyback is equivalent to nearly 6 percent of its shares outstanding based on current market prices. The buyback comes on top of previous share repurchases that have totaled 5.6 million shares since mid-1999.


Seoul Stocks Close Lower as Shipbuilders Fall

Foreigners bought a net 58 billion won worth of shares listed on the main board, and local institutions sold a net 135b. Local retail investors bought a net 69 billion won, Reuters reported. Decliners outnumbered advancers by 455 to 318, with 82 titles ending unchanged.  Trade volume stood at 268 million shares worth 5 trillion won, compared with 366 million shares worth 6.3 trillion won on Monday. Source:  Reuters


Maersk Divest its Shares in Danske Bank

Danske Bank A/S Photo: A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S

 Danish shipping and energy giant A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S has sold its shares in the Danske Bank A/S for a total of DKK 3.2 billion (USD 477 million).   Maersk owns 16.2 million shares representing 1.6 per cent of the total shares in Denmark's largest bank.   Sales are made through an accelerated book building, which will also determine the price, according to Maersk.   Following the placing, the shipping and energy firm will hold no shares in Danske Bank


Northrop Grumman Buys 9 Million Shares in Accelerated Share Repurchase

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered into a $500 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Under the agreement, the company repurchased 9,066,183 shares of Northrop Grumman common stock from CSFB at a price per share of $55.15. CSFB plans to purchase an equivalent number of shares in the open market, and Northrop Grumman may receive or be required to remit a price adjustment based upon the volume weighted average price of Northrop


OSG Closes Maritrans Buy

Overseas Shipholding Group completed its purchase of Maritrans. Each outstanding share of Maritrans' common stock was converted into the right to receive $37.50 a share in cash. Based on 12.0 million shares outstanding and the assumption of net debt outstanding as of Sept. 30, the transaction is valued at $471 million, the company said. The company financed the acquisition with borrowings under its revolving credit agreement and intends to repay up to $300 million of this amount from


Fredriksen eyes Takeover of Flex LNG

Shipping tycoon John Fredriksen is aiming to take control of Oslo-listed Flex LNG following his purchase of 12.7 million shares that brought his stake in the firm to 43.3 percent, his firm Geveran said on Friday.   "Geveran will make a mandatory offer for the remaining shares in Flex LNG within four weeks," Geveran said in a statement. Flex LNG is awaiting the delivery of two liquefied natural gas carriers due in 2017.   (Reuters)


A&B Stock Repurchase Authorized

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. announced that its board of directors renewed an outstanding authorization for repurchase of its common shares. The new authorization, for up to 2 million shares through December 31, 2004, replaces an existing authorization that will expire on December 31, 2002.


Tangshan Port Shares Soar on Coal Clampdown Rumors

File Image: a so-called ValeMax bulk carrier (CREDIT: Vale)

Shares of Tangshan Port Group Co Ltd soared 7 percent on Tuesday, to post their biggest daily percentage gain in nine months, as investors bet the small port would benefit from a major clampdown on coal transportation at its larger rival.   Shares in the Hebei-based company trading on Shanghai stock exchange jumped to 4.6 yuan ($0.67), their highest since Nov. 15, on Tuesday before ending the session at 4.52 yuan.  


Yang Ming to Float 500 mln Shares

Photo: Yang Ming Marine Transport

 The Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport will make a public offering of 500 million shares as part of the company's ongoing recapitalization plan, the Taiwanese ocean carrier said in a statement .  It will offer the shares to existing shareholders


TUI Sheds Its Stake in Hapag-Lloyd to Focus on Tourism

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Europe's largest tourism group TUI Group said on Monday it had sold its stake in container shipper Hapag-Lloyd, bringing to a close plans for the sale of non-core businesses in order to focus on its tourism operations.   TUI Group has been investing in more of its own hotels and cruise


Frontline Q1 Profit Disappoints

Q1 net result $27.0 million; operating profit $40.8 million.    * Declares quarterly dividend $ 0.15 per share (Reuters poll $0.13 per share)   * Notwithstanding near-term pressure on crude tanker rates, we believe the market will ultimately return to balance as demand for crude


Scorpio Tankers Merges with Navig8 Product Tankers

Photo: Scorpio Tankers Inc

 Scorpio Tankers has entered into definitive agreements to merge with Navig8 Product Tankers  and acquire Navig8’s 27 operating product tankers.   Subject to the terms and conditions of these agreements, Scorpio will acquire four LR1 tankers prior to the closing of the


Gulf Navigation Sails to Profit

Photo: Gulf Navigation Holding

 Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation Holding  has reported a 39% growth in net profit at the end of the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.    The result came at a stage while the company is witnessing a significant improvement in its


RCL Announces Share Buyback Plan

Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruises

 Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced board authorization for a $500 million share repurchase program.   The company said that it received board approval to implement a program to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock


India's Cochin Shipyard Gears up for IPO

Photo: Cochin Shipyard Ltd

 Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL),  India's largest public sector shipyard, has filed  initial public offering (IPO)document with  the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)  to go public.  The government approved a stake sale of up to 25 percent.


Borr Drilling Scoops up Transocean Rigs for $1.4 Bln

   Borr Drilling, founded by former executives of financially troubled Seadrill, has snapped up Transocean's fleet of shallow-water drilling rigs for $1.35 billion.   The rig market deal is Borr's biggest since it was set up last year by Tor Olav Troeim and other executives who


Frontline Proposes DHT Takeover

DHT Leopard Photo: DHT Holdings, Inc

 DHT Holdings, Inc has received a non-binding, highly conditional proposal from Frontline Ltd to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of DHT in a stock-for-stock transaction.    Frontline has proposed a ratio of 0


Transocean Closes Acquisition of Transocean Partners

NEXT GENERATION DRILLSHIPS AND RIGS PHOTO TRANSOCEAN

Transocean Ltd. announced the closing of the acquisition of Transocean Partners. Each outstanding public common unit of Transocean Partners was converted into the right to receive 1.20 shares of Transocean Ltd., which issued approximately 23.8 million shares related to the transaction.


US Post-election Shipping Rally Raises Interest, Questions

File photo: Diana Containerships

Shares of U.S. shipping companies shot higher again on Wednesday, causing volatility halts in a number of stocks and raising questions among investors and analysts over the extent of their sharp post-election rally.   The jump in share prices and unusually heavy trading volume even


Navios Maritime Charter Restructuring with HMM

MSC Cristina. Photo: Scheepvaartwest

 Navios Maritime Partners has reached an agreement with South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine to cut the hire rate of five container vessels chartered out to HMM by 20%.   Pursuant to the charter restructuring documentation executed on July 15, 2016


Cosco Acquires 51% of Piraeus Port

File photo: Piraeus Port Authority

China's COSCO Shipping , owner of the world's fourth largest container fleet, took a 51 percent stake in Greece's largest port on Wednesday. The sale of Piraeus Port had been suspended by the leftist-led government when it won elections in January 2015 but talks resumed after Greece agreed an


Kali Acquires Florida Marine Power Company

Image: Wave Marine Services

 Kali, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Florida Marine Power Company, a marine mechanical repair, maintenance and engine installation company.    Kali acquired all of the outstanding stock of Florida Marine Power in exchange for 4 million shares of Kali's common stock. 


Transocean Ltd. to Acquire Transocean Partners LLC

Disoverer Enterprise Vertical Photo Transocean

Transocean Ltd. and Transocean Partners LLC (NYSE: RIGP) today announced that Transocean has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding common units of Transocean Partners not already owned by Transocean in a share-for-unit merger transaction. In the merger






 
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