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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Canadian Pacific Limited News

CP Ships Begins Trading on TSE and NYSE

CP Ships, one of the world's top ten container shipping companies, began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TEU. The listings follow the reorganization of the company's former parent, Canadian Pacific Limited, which was completed on October 1, 2001. Effective today, CP Ships is also included in the S&P/TSE 60 Index of top Canadian publicly listed companies, as well as the TSE 300 and the S&P Global 1200. A leader in the majority of its core markets, CP Ships' earnings have consistently exceeded cost of capital throughout the business cycle. It is the only container shipping company to be listed in North America.

CP Ships Secures Financing

CP Ships is in the process of closing a secured five year revolving credit facility. Citibank N.A. has underwritten $ 250 million of the facility, which is expected to be $350 million in total. Closing of the underwritten portion of the facility is expected by the end of the year. The facility, which has been placed with banks with extensive experience of lending to the shipping industry, will be used primarily to finance CP Ships' previously announced $800 million ship investment program. Ships' regional trades. CP Ships also has in place a secured $175 million revolving credit facility, which became effective on August 2, 2001. announced on September 21 by CP Ships' former parent, Canadian Pacific Limited.

Canadian Pacific To Acquire TMM's Shareholding In Americana Ships

Canadian Pacific Limited has agreed to acquire the outstanding 50 percent of the Americana Ships joint venture from its partner, Transportacion Maritima Mexicana SA de CV of Mexico. CP Ships and TMM formed Americana Ships in January 1999 as an equal partnership. TMM has now decided to narrow its strategic focus to concentrate on its other activities. Completion of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected early in the new year. It will confer full ownership of the container shipping services operated under the Lykes Lines, TMM Lines and TMG brands to Canadian Pacific's container shipping subsidiary, CP Ships. The transaction also includes the 27,000 teu container fleet owned by TMM and used by Americana Ships.

CP Ships Secure Long-Term Agreement

Canadian Pacific Railway and CP Ships have reached a long-term agreement that will see CPR continue as the shipping company's exclusive Montreal Gateway rail carrier well into the future. The two companies have extended their existing agreement, originally due to run until 2004, for another 10 years to 2014. The new agreement secures CPR's position as the leading rail service provider in the Port of Montreal, handling the majority of the port's containerized rail traffic. CPR and CP Ships had agreed in principle to the terms of the agreement before their recent spin-off from Canadian Pacific Limited."This long-term partnership preserves CPR's strong and secure position in one of North America's busiest container ports," said Rob Ritchie, CPR's President and CEO.

Canadian Pacific to Acquire TMM's Shareholding in Americana Ships

Canadian Pacific Limited has agreed to acquire the outstanding 50% of the Americana Ships joint venture from its partner, Transportacion Maritima Mexicana SA de CV of Mexico. CP Ships and TMM formed Americana Ships in January 1999 as an equal partnership. TMM has now decided to narrow its strategic focus to concentrate on its other activities. Completion of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected early in the new year. It will confer full ownership of the container shipping services operated under the Lykes Lines, TMM Lines and TMG brands to Canadian Pacific's container shipping subsidiary, CP Ships. The transaction also includes the 27,000 teu container fleet owned by TMM and used by Americana Ships.

CP Ships’ CEO and CFO to Step Down

Following the completion of the acquisition by TUI AG of CP Ships and its de-listing on 20th December from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, CEO Ray Miles will step down from his position on December 31. CFO Ian Webber will leave CP Ships at the end of January 2006. Miles started his shipping career in 1972 with Ocean Transport & Trading. He subsequently served as Executive Vice President of Barber Blue Sea and Managing Director of Global Equipment Management which promoted the grey-box concept of container fleet management. Council and of the Box Club, was a Director of West of England P&I Club and is a Trustee of the National Maritime Museums in Greenwich and Cornwall. 17 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the last five as an audit partner.

Miles, Webber Step Down from CP Ships

Following the completion of the acquisition by TUI AG of CP Ships and its de-listing from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, CEO Ray Miles will step down from his position on December 31, 2005, and CFO Ian Webber will leave CP Ships at the end of January 2006. "Throughout his career Ray has had a tremendous influence on our industry. He transformed an underperforming single-route two-vessel shipping line into a consistently profitable top-20 international carrier. And, as the first Chairman of the World Shipping Council, he oversaw the development of the container shipping industry's highly successful cooperative relationship with the U.S. government on maritime security.

DP World Post 7.3% Volume Growth

(File photo: DP World)

Dubai state-owned port operator DP World Limited said it handled 17.6 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first quarter of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 7.3 percent year-on-year on a reported basis, and 8.4 percent on a like-for-like basis."Following a strong year for the global container market in 2017 with peak levels since 2011, our portfolio has had an encouraging start to 2018 delivering ahead-of-market growth.

Earth Day: Canada to Protect Ocean

Photo from official Twitter page of Environment Canada

Plastic waste and marine litter pose an increasingly serious threat to our oceans and marine life. Canada is committed to protecting our environment and preserving our waterways, so that all Canadians can continue to enjoy the beauty, health and economic benefits that our oceans, lakes and rivers provide. The Government of Canada is working at home and with international partners to address this serious and growing problem. As Canadians celebrate Earth Day, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change…

CP Ships, FastShip Announce Agreement

CP Ships has signed an agreement with FastShip to assume commercial and marketing management for FastShip's TransAtlantic services. London-based CP Ships is the TransAtlantic's largest container service operator with twelve separate loops, and the seventh largest world-wide. FastShip, headquartered in Philadelphia, is creating a high-speed Transatlantic transport network. allow for pooling opportunities between FastShip and CP Ships. CP Ships is also taking a small equity position in FastShip. "We see FastShip as a complement to our existing range of TransAtlantic services. By including FastShip as another strong brand among our service offerings we will be able to provide a competitive advantage to customers who require high-speed transport that is less costly than air freight…

SSY Pacific Capesize Index Rises 312 Points

File Image (CREDIT: AdobeStock / © Jose Gill)

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index reports a change of 312 points in the week ending Monday to 3,814.   "The SSY Pacific Capesize Index rose by 312 points week-on-week to 3,814 points, ending a run of losses that went back to the end of February. The Pacific round-voyage rate (180k dwt) climbed $3,750/day to a five-week high of $11,750/day, while the West Australia- China iron ore spot rate increased by $1.15/t to $6.40/t." SSY said. 

USNS Mercy Arrives in Malaysia

Photo: United States Navy

U.S. and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Port Kelang, Malaysia, April 16. The Pacific Partnership mission in Malaysia will feature medical exchanges, civil engineering projects, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness seminars, and community outreach engagements in the greater Kuala Lumpur area. The secondary mission platform for Pacific Partnership, the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) will arrive in Tawau…

Sunken Canadian Ship Polluting Alaskan Coast

According to a Feb. 24 report from The Gazette, a sunken Canadian steamship that offered luxury cruises for decades along the British Columbia coast, then served a crucial role during the Second World War transporting troops, supplies and Jewish refugees, is now polluting the waters of a major Pacific Ocean inlet. The Princess Kathleen, a Canadian Pacific cruise ship sank in a storm off southeast Alaska nearly 60 years ago and has been identified as the source of a persistent oil slick in waters north of Juneau after U.S. Coast Guard officials dived to the wreck site last week. (Source: The Gazette)

USCG Cutter Returns with $200 Mln Worth of Cocaine


Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)

The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623) returned home Friday to Astoria after a 60-day counternarcotic patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.While patrolling international waters off the coast of Mexico and Central America, Steadfast’s law enforcement boarding teams intercepted and stopped eight separate vessels suspected of smuggling illicit drugs. The eight boardings resulted in the discovery and seizure of approximately 13,123 pounds of cocaine worth…

Japanese Tsunami Casualty Spotted on Canadian Coast

Fishing vessel swept away by the 2011 tsunami found adrift after pacific transit. An aircraft patrolling the seas off British Columbia saw the 15m (50ft) vessel floating 170 miles from the Haida Gwaii islands off the Canadian coast according to BBC News. It is believed to be the first large item from the millions of tonnes of tsunami debris to cross the Pacific. Nobody is believed to be on board the ship, and Japanese officials said the boat was lost from Hokkaido in the north of the country and its owner was listed as missing. The Canadian transport ministry is monitoring the vessel, registered in Hokkaido, Japan, for marine pollution or in case it turns an obstruction.

Canadian Warship Collision Forces Return to Port

HMCS Algonquin: Photo credit Wiki CCL

HMCS 'Algonquin' and HMCS 'Protecteur' return to Esquimalt harbour following their collision while conducting exercise manoeuvres en route to Hawaii. There were no reported injuries. “The Royal Canadian Navy will be conducting an investigation into this unfortunate incident in order to determine exactly what happened,”said Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific. The two warships were conducting towing exercises, which require close-quarters manoeuvring, when the incident occurred.

MarAd Approves Sale and Transfer of Five Vessels

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has approved the sale and transfer of five vessels under section 9 of the Shipping Act, of 1916, as amended. MarAd has approved an application filed by Zapata Gulf Pacific, L.L.C., of New Orleans, Louisiana for the sale of the offshore supply Adam Tide Official No. 1062708, to Tidewater Boat Limited, New Orleans, Louisiana, a Cayman Island corporation, and the transfer of said vessel to Vanuatu registry and flag. An application has been approved filed by Twenty Grand Offshore, Inc., of New Orleans, La., for the sale of the offshore supply Ed Kyle Official No. 1135063, to Tidewater Boat Limited, New Orleans, Louisiana, a Cayman Island corporation, and the transfer of said vessel to Vanuatu registry and flag.

S&P Cautions On CP Ship After The Split

Standard & Poor's placed its triple-'B'-corporate credit rating on CP Ships Holdings Inc. and its triple-'B'-minus corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust on CreditWatch with negative implications. The CreditWatch placements follows Canadian Pacific Ltd.'s announcement that it intends to split into five separate companies (see related press release). Under the proposal, PanCanadian Petroleum, Canadian Pacific Railway, CP Ships, and Fording would become publicly traded companies, each separately owned, operated, and capitalized. Canadian Pacific would then be left with its sole remaining holding of a 100% interest in CP Hotels, constituting the fifth separate company.

Correction: Mississippi River Closed in Iowa after Barge Hits Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday closed the Mississippi River at Sabula, Iowa, after a barge struck a railroad bridge, said Eric Washburn, bridge administrator for the agency's Eighth District Western Rivers Bridge Branch. The river was closed 1 mile (1.6 km) north and 1 mile south of the site of the accident as of about 3 p.m. CDT (2000 GMT), Washburn said. The barge was stuck in an open position. The contents of the barge were unknown as investigators traveled to the site, he said. "The investigators will have to inspect the bridge and make a determination if it needs repairs," added Tim Marriott, enforcement chief for the Coast Guard's upper Mississippi River sector. The rail bridge was owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd , said company spokesman Ed Greenberg.

Canada Embarks on Arctic Survey Mission

CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent  (File photo: Canadian Coast Guard)

Canada has launched its 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support the nation’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. This year’s survey is a collaborative effort with Sweden, and Danish scientists will also participate in the research. The Canadian icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent left Dartmouth on July 22, 2016, for Tromsø, Norway, where it will take on board personnel from Natural Resources Canada’s Geological Survey of Canada…

Seaspan Shipyards Opens New Vancouver Office

(Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Seaspan Shipyards officially opened its new 7,800 square meter office at the foot of Pemberton Avenue on the south western spit of the property near Seaspan’s current offices in North Vancouver, B.C. The new building, which provides space for approximately 390 employees, will serve primarily as a collaborative space for Vancouver Shipyards to execute preproduction work as a strategic partner to the Government of Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Seaspan Shipyards…

Kongsberg Maritime's Double Whammy 200th Anniversary

Plaque presentation: Photo Kongsberg

Kongsberg Geoacoustics informs it has delivered its 200th Geoswath Plus on Kongsberg Maritime’s 200th anniversary. Nick Burchill, Subsea Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime in Canada presented a plaque to Denis D'Amours, Director of the Canadian Hydrographic Service's Pacific Region, which uses the equipment, in honour of the occasion. The Canadian Hydrographic Service uses its GeoSwath Plus systems for shallow water mapping when a high rate of coverage is required. According to Ken Halcro…

Canada Approves Pipeline to Feed Pacific LNG Plant

The Canadian government has approved TransCanada Corp's proposed C$1.7 billion ($1.38 billion) North Montney Mainline natural gas pipeline that would connect natural gas fields in northern British Columbia with a Pacific Coast export terminal. The North Montney line would feed into a second new pipeline, the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line, that would serve an $11 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal, called the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, proposed by state-owned Malaysian energy company Petronas. The federal natural resources department announced the North Montney approval late on Wednesday. In April, the Canadian regulator…

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