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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Completes Sale News

Nordic Shipholding Sells Chemical Tanker Activities

Nordic Shipholding A/S completes sale of chemical tanker activities. In continuation of company announcement no. 1/2012 published via NASDAQ OMX on 27 March 2012, Nordic Shipholding A/S (formerly Nordic Tankers A/S) today has completed the sale of its chemical tanker activities to a company controlled by Triton, a European investment company. The acquiring company has today changed name to "Nordic Tankers A/S".  

Attica Completes Sale of RoRo

Attica Holdings has concluded the sale and delivery of its ice-class RoRo vessel Marin to Compagnie Maritime Marfret. The delivery of Marin to her new owners took place yesterday in Patras, Greece. The total sale proceeds of Marin of Euro 8.52mln generate for Attica Group additional cash of approximately Euro 5.90mln and capital gains of approximately Euro 2.33mln, which will appear in the Group’s first quarter 2008 results.

Keppel Hitachi Cuts Workforce

The recently completed sale of Keppel Marine Industries Limited's marine-related businesses to Keppel Hitachi Zosen for about $99.4 million has allowed Keppel to "carry out a reduction of headcount in the three yards that will result in savings of about $2.9 million a year. Following the consolidation of Keppel Shipyard, Hitachi Zosen Singapore and Keppel Singmarine Dockyard, under Keppel Hitachi Zosen, the Keppel Group is rationalizing its operations to remain competitive.

Electronic Sensor Technology Completes Sale

Electronic Sensor Technology has received an order from Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading defense contractor and shipbuilder distributor, for three zNose devices. The devices are expected to be used for cargo detection in Louisiana as part of Northrop Grumman's security integration project for the U.S. Navy. The zNose is an electronic sensor device that can capture and analyze nearly any odor, fragrance or chemical vapor within ten seconds, for security and defense applications.

Trico Completes Sale of North Sea

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced that it is continuing to make progress executing its liquidity enhancement plan. The Company completed the sale of one of its largest North Sea vessels for NOK 263.5 million, approximately $35.5 million. In addition, the company completed the sale of its Brazilian AHTS newbuild project for approximately $17.3 million. The Company recovered all of its direct vessel costs related to the project. As a result of the sale of its interest in the Brazilian AHTS newbuild project, the Company will no longer be liable for the remaining progress payments required to complete the vessel. Proceeds from the sales will be used to provide working capital and reduce the Company's outstanding bank debt.

BAE SYSTEMS Completes Sale of Communications Equipment Facility

BAE SYSTEMS North America has completed the sale of its Advanced Systems' Gaithersburg operation to Integrated Defense Technologies, Inc. The negotiated $146 million cash sale to Integrated Defense Technologies was originally announced Sept. 13. Closing of the sale today followed completion of regulatory reviews and approvals. At the Gaithersburg, Md. Operation, more than 300 employees design and manufacture high performance radio frequency surveillance equipment used in signals intelligence applications. Mark Ronald, COO, BAE SYSTEMS plc, and President and CEO, BAE SYSTEMS North America, said the sale was made because the focus and strategy of BAE SYSTEMS North America is moving from component provider - as represented by the RF surveillance equipment lines -- to systems integration.

Diana Shipping Completes Sale of Capesize Vessel and Delivery

Diana Shipping Inc. delivery of the vessel to her new owners. million. Scotland. The Pantelis SP is a 169,883 dwt Capesize bulk carrier built in 1999. of 16 vessels (13 Panamax and 3 Capesize). quarter of 2010.

Sea Containers Completes Sale of Ferry Business

Sea Containers Ltd. announced that it has completed the sale of its Baltic ferry subsidiary Silja Oy Ab to Estonian ferry operator AS Tallink Grupp. The sale, which was announced on June 12, was subject to receipt of regulatory approvals from Finnish, Swedish and Estonian competition authorities, all of which have been granted. The consideration for the sale of Silja's core business is $563m and 5m ordinary shares in Tallink equivalent to $22m. Corporate approval was given by Tallink shareholders at an EGM on June 22. The transaction does not include Silja's fast ferry services from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia and the two SuperSeaCat ferries, which will be retained by Sea Containers and operated as a stand-alone business under the SuperSeaCat brand name

Chiquita Completes Sale of Ships

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its 12 refrigerated cargo vessels for $227m. The cash proceeds from the transaction are being used to repay approximately $170m of debt, and the remainder will be retained for general corporate purposes, including growth investments or future debt repayments. The ships have been chartered back from an alliance formed by Eastwind Maritime Inc. and NYKLauritzenCool AB. The parties also entered a long-term strategic agreement in which the alliance will serve as Chiquita's preferred supplier in ocean shipping to and from Europe and North America.

SBM Offshore Hands over FPSO Turritella to Shell

Turritella (Photo: Shell)

SBM Offshore said it has completed the transaction related to the sale of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Turritella to Shell E and P Offshore Services B.V.   Shell exercised an option to purchase the FPSO from SBM Offshore in summer 2017.    The Turritella FPSO is contracted for the Stones deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico, which began production in 2016.   The vessel has a daily production capacity of approximately 60,000 barrels of oil and 15 million cubic feet of natural gas.

Teekay Sells FPSO, Announces Dividend Boost

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Teekay Corporation announced today that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.55 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, an increase of approximately 75 percent over the previous cash dividend of $0.31625 per share. The cash dividend is payable on July 31, 2015 to all shareholders of record as at July 17, 2015. Teekay also announced today that it will complete the sale of the Petrojarl Knarr (Knarr) floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.

TEN Sells, Leaseback Two Suezmax Tankers

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Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN)  has announced that it has sold for $65.2 million gross, through a five-year sale and leaseback transaction, the 2005-built Suezmax tankers Eurochampion 2004 and Euronike. The sale proceeds have been used to reduce debt and add $16.0 million of cash to TEN’s balance sheet. The vessels were delivered to their new owners in late December 2017. “Following the 15-vessel renewal program that was completed last quarter, the sale and purchase of vessels remains an integral part of TEN’s strategy to maintain its owned fleet modernity and enhance liquidity…

TORM Updates Fleet Status

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Denmark-based shipping company TORM sold three vessels: TORM Anne (1999-built MR vessel), TORM Madison and TORM Trinity (both 2000-built Handysize vessels) during the first six months of 2017. Furthermore, TORM completed sale and leaseback transactions for three vessels: TORM Helene, TORM Mary and TORM Vita. The three sale and leaseback transactions are treated as financial leases but have no purchase obligation attached. Following the balance sheet date, TORM has completed two transactions to purchase a total of six MR resale vessels for a total consideration of USD 185m.

Quintana Maritime Ltd. Reports 3Q Results, Dividend

Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR), a leading international provider of dry bulk transportation services, announced its operating and financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2007. Highlights include: initiated strategic review process to enhance shareholder value; increased net revenues by approximately 156% to $64.0m from $ 25.0m in the third quarter of 2006; increased Adjusted Net Income by approximately 262% to $22.1m from $6.1m in the third quarter of 2006; increased Adjusted EBITDA by approximately 163% to $46.6m from $17.7m in the third quarter of 2006; completed sale-leaseback transactions for 7 oldest Panamax vessels…

Teekay Corporation Reports Q1 Results

* First quarter 2011 cash flow from vessel operations of $136.4 million. * First quarter 2011 adjusted net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $27.9 million, or $0.39 per share (excluding specific items which decreased GAAP net income by $1.8 million, or $0.02 per share). * Completed sale of remaining 49 percent interest in Teekay Offshore Operating L.P. to Teekay Offshore Partners for $390 million; Teekay Offshore increased cash distribution by 5.3 percent. * Agreed…

TOP Tankers Acquires Drybulk Ships for $149m

in China. of 18 months at a daily net rate of $25,650 on a bareboat basis. One 1995 built panamax vessel of 73,506 dwt, built in South Korea. net rate of $29,700. One 2000 built handymax vessel of 45,526 dwt, built in Philippines. net rate of $22,000. which is expected to be granted by July 16, 2007. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the Company between September 2007 and January 2008. Evangelos Pistiolis, the Company's CEO, said "This acquisition represents the Company's first entry into the drybulk sector, which has demonstrated significant growth in the past few years and is expected to remain robust based on strong fundamentals.

General Maritime Corporation Announces Q1 2011 Results

General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Excluding the $3.3 million non-cash loss relating to the disposal of vessels and vessel equipment as well as the $1.8 million impairment of goodwill and $0.1 million other income, the Company recorded a net loss of $26.5 million or $0.31 basic and $0.31 diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2011, compared to net loss of $9.3 million or $0.17 basic and $0.17 diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31…

Sembcorp Marine to Sell West Rigel

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Sembcorp Marine announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (JSPL) has signed an agreement for the sale of the semi-submersible rig West Rigel (Rig) to a buyer at a price of US$500 million. Under the terms of the agreement, the Sale is subject to conditions precedent being met by both parties before the delivery of the Rig and the payment of the price. Once the conditions precedent are fulfilled, the buyer will take delivery of the Rig but the Rig will remain in the Company’s yard for certain works to be undertaken for reactivation.

NOL’s 2013 Financial Performance up 82%

Group narrows net loss; lifted by $470 million (USD) cost savings and building sale. NOL Group today reported a 2013 net loss of $76 million, improving 82 percent from a $412 million loss the previous year. The group’s full year financial results were helped by a non-recurring $200 million gain from the completed sale of its headquarter building in Singapore, as well as its continued focus on operational efficiency and cost management, which delivered $470 million worth of cost savings in 2013. Coupled with $504 million saved in 2012, NOL had shed almost $1 billion in costs over the past two years. “The delivery of new tonnage in 2013 added to the over-capacity in the container shipping industry.

D'Amico Announces Sale & Lease Back of MR Vessel

Photo: ​d’Amico International Shipping S.A.

D'Amico Tankers (Ireland) signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of the MT High Freedom, a 49,990 dwt medium-range product tanker vessel, built in 2014 by Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea for a consideration of US$ 28.0 million. D'Amico Tankers is an operating subsidiary of d’Amico International Shipping S.A., an international marine transportation company operating in the product tanker market. This transaction allows d’Amico Tankers to generate around US$ 13.4 million in cash…

Hyundai Heavy Sets 2018 Sales Target $7.5 billion

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

South Korea's leading shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) aims to achieve 7.98 trillion won ($7.5 billion) in sales this year as its president warned of an unprecedented crisis due to declining order backlogs, reports Yonhap. Hyundai Heavy has not won any offshore plant orders for the past two years. The company's 2018 sales target represents a 60 percent decline from a decade ago. The shipyard said it is expected to post an estimated 10.03 trillion won in sales for 2017. The sales target is based on a parent base.

Rickmers to Sell its Last 9 Vessels to Navios

File photo: Rickmers Maritime

HSH syndicate, comprising HSH Nordbank and DBS Bank, has approved the sale of the remaining nine of 14 vessels of Singapore-based Rickmers Trust Management for some $54 million to Navios Partners Containers and Navios Partners Containers Finance. The total consideration will also include an amount to support settlement of operational cash deficits to closing, said Rickmers Trust Management in an update on the winding up of Rickmers Maritime. The sales of these nine vessels are expected to be completed in parts from July 12, 2017, Rickmers said.

NOL Reports $148 Million Year-On-Year Improvement

NOL Group reported first quarter 2013 Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Non-Recurring Items) loss of $85 million, a 64% improvement or $148 million, in the key profitability measure from a year ago. NOL attributed the improvement to a continuing focus on operational efficiency and cost mitigation. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year improvement posted by the Group on a Core EBIT level. Including a nonrecurring gain of $200 million from the completed sale of the NOL headquarter building in Singapore, the Group posted a first quarter 2013 net profit of $76 million. “Our cost base has improved as we continue to build a more competitive NOL.

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