Concordia Expects Stong Tanker Market
During the first half of 2019, the tanker markets produced voyage result per day levels that exceeded the corresponding period in the slump year 2018 by 50-100 percent, said Concordia Maritime.The Swedish international tanker shipping company's view of market development going forward is largely unchanged.Several factors still point to a gradually stronger market in autumn, it said. In addition to positive fundamentals in the form of sustained high demand for oil, seasonality and declining net tanker fleet growth…
Volatility Hits Tanker Market: Concordia
The tanker shipping market continued to be volatile during the first quarter of 2019, but at a higher level than in the corresponding quarter the previous year, said Concordia Maritime.After the sharp rise at the end of 2018, some tanker market segments have now slowed down again, said the international tanker shipping company. The main reason for this is the decision by OPEC and other major oil producers to cut production at the end of 2018 and start of 2019, this time by a total of about 1.2 million barrels of oil per day.In addition to the large output reduction…
Sale of Positions in Chartered-in Suezmax Vessels
Concordia Maritime is selling the positions previously taken in four chartered-in Suezmax vessels. The economic value corresponds to an EBITDA of $5.3 million.As part of the fleet positioning ahead of the gradually stronger market that was expected, Concordia Maritime participated in period charters of four Suezmax tankers. Concordia Maritime’s share was 50 percent. Stena Bulk accounted for the remaining 50 percent and the owner of the ships also had a profit-sharing entitlement.As anticipated, the stronger market has now materialized and the positions have a clear economic value. Concordia Maritime has today agreed with Stena Bulk to sell the shares in the above-mentioned period charters January 1 2019 to the end of the charter period.
Contract Extension for Tanker Stena Provence
Concordia Maritime said it has signed a contract to charter out the P-MAX tanker Stena Provence for another year from September 2018.The contractual partner is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, who has used the vessel since 2014 for niche transportation of refined petroleum products, mainly in the Asia Pacific region.“This customer has a specific transport need, for which the large load capacity of our P-MAX vessels are well suited,” said says Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime.
Concordia Maritime Charters in Suezmax Tanker
Tanker owner Concordia Maritime announced it has moved to strengthen its positions in the crude oil segment by chartering in another suezmax vessel.The 158,000 dwt suezmax vessel that has been chartered in was built in Korea in 2015. As with previous charters, this is a joint charter with Stena Bulk, and Concordia Maritime’s share amounts to 50 percent. The contract is for 12 months, and the vessel will be employed on the spot market through the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool from July.Kim Ullman…
Concordia Maritime Charters Three Suezmax with Stena Bulk
As a further step in fleet positioning ahead of the gradually stronger market that is expected, Concordia Maritime has decided to participate in three suezmax tankers chartered in by Stena Bulk. The 158,000 dwt vessels were built in Korea in the period 2012-2014. The contracts are for 12 months, with an option to extend until the end of 2019. After delivery in May and July, the vessels will be employed on the spot market through the successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. Concordia Maritime's share in the vessel charters is 50%.
Concordia Boosts Tanker Biz
To prepare for a gradually strenghthening tanker market, Concordia Maritime decided to participate in three suezmax tankers chartered in by Stena Bulk. The 158,000 dwt vessels were built in Korea between 2012-2014. The contracts are for 12 months, with an option to extend until the end of 2019. After delivery in May and July, the vessels will be employed on the spot market through the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. Concordia Maritime’s share in the vessel charters is 50%. The contracts also include a profit-sharing clause with the contractual partner. “We continue to act based on our belief in a progressively stronger market from autumn 2018 onwards.
GSI Completes 13-vessel Series for Stena Bulk
The final vessel has been named in a series of 13 chemical and product tankers ordered by Stena Bulk at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) shipyard. The 50,000 dwt MR tanker Stena Impero was named on Wednesday in Guangzhou, China, completing a series of newbuilds ordered at Chinese shipyard GSI in 2012 for SEK 4 billion ($508 million). Erik Hånell, president and CEO of Stena Bulk, said, “With the delivery of the Stena Impero, the IMOIIMAX fleet is now complete, in line with the order, and is a significant and competitive addition to our high-quality fleet.
Concordia Maritime Charters Two More MR Vessels
Swedish tanker owner Concordia Maritime has chartered in two more MR (ECO) vessels, while also extending the contracts for two of the currently chartered MR (ECO) vessels by a further year. A contract to charter out the P-MAX tanker Stena Performance has also been signed. The contractual partner is a large global oil company and the vessel will be used primarily for niche traffic in the Middle East. As with previous charters, these latest contracts are joint charters with Stena Bulk, and Concordia Maritime’s share amounts to 50 percent.
Concordia Eyes Growing Product Tanker Market
Swedish tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it has signed a contract to charter in another IMO2/3 class MR tanker while also extending an expiring charter of another MR tanker. The new charter contract will run for two years from the time the newbuild is delivered in January 2018, with multiple options to extend. The other MR tanker charter contract, which expired in November, will be extended for a minimum of one year. Both are 50/50 joint charters with Stena Bulk to be operated by the MR pool within Stena Bulk Product & Chemicals.
Concordia: Contract Signed for Tanker
Concordia Maritime signed a contract to charter out the P-MAX tanker Stena Provence. The contract is for one year, with an option for a further year, and runs from mid-September 2017. The contractual partner is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. The vessel has previously been used by the same customer for consecutive transportation of refined petroleum products, mainly in the Asia Pacific region. This is the second time charter contract for Concordia Maritime in recent months. A similar contract was signed with the same customer in June for the P-MAX vessel Stena Paris. “It’s always pleasing to be given a renewal of confidence. Long-standing customer relationships are one of the cornerstones of our strategy.
Concordia Charters Out P-MAX Tanker
Concordia Maritime said it has signed a contract to charter out the P-MAX tanker Stena Paris to “one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies.” The contract is for one year, with an option for a further year, and runs from July 2017 to July 2018. The P-MAX vessel Stena Paris has been used by the same customer since 2013 for consecutive transportation of refined petroleum products, mainly in the Asia Pacific region. Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime, said, “With the arrangement, we create benefits for both parties. Our customer has a specific transport need for which the large load capacity of the P-MAX concept is well suited. For our part, the contract means that we secure employment for the vessel for a further year at a fixed rate.
MR Tanker Stena Impeccable Named in Rotterdam
The latest IMOIIMAX tanker to be delivered, Stena Impeccable, was officially named during a ceremony in the Port of Rotterdam. The vessel’s godmother was Trintje Margaretha Oosters, from Dutch RVB Company with which Stena Bulk and Stena Weco have a long-lasting relationship. The Stena Impeccable was delivered at the beginning of March this year after which she sailed from China to Australia with a cargo of caustic soda. She then sailed with a cargo of vegetable oil from New Guinea via Singapore and the Suez Canal to Rotterdam.
Concordia Maritime Charters Two MR Tankers
Concordia Maritime has signed a contract for the chartering of two IMO2/3 class MR tankers. This a joint chartering arrangement with Stena Weco, and Concordia Maritime’s share amounts to 50 percent. The contract is for one year, and the charters run from June and July 2017. The vessels were built in 2013 and are ECO-design tankers. They will be operated by Stena Weco, which has a fully integrated global logistics network for the transportation of petroleum products, light chemical and vegetable oils. The overall fleet comprises about 60 MR vessels. “The arrangement is fully in line with our fleet and chartering strategy. We are exploiting…
Stena Imagination Named in Dubai
The MR tanker Stena Imagination was named in the Port Rashid Terminal in the heart of Dubai. According to Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk and CEO of Stena Weco, “Naming the Stena Imagination in Dubai is very much a strategic choice. Stena Bulk recently opened an office here together with Stena Weco and Golden Stena Weco. We already had a presence in the market in the region but wanted to get even closer to our customers. Stena’s tanker business already has a presence in the area with contacts in the neighboring region.
MR Tanker Stena Immaculate Named in China
The Stena Immaculate, the ninth vessel in a series of 13 new IMOIIMAX MR tankers, was named January 10, 2017 at a ceremony at China’s Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI). A large number of guests, from both corporate management and partners as well as representatives of the shipyard had gathered on the quayside to attend the naming ceremony. The ceremony began with traditional Chinese dance and music before the ship’s godmother Katarina Ljungqvist, Head of Handelsbanken Western Sweden…
Concordia Maritime Sells Tanker Stena Supreme
Concordia Maritim said is selling the Suezmax tanker Stena Supreme as part of a sale and leaseback transaction, which in this case means that Stena Supreme will be chartered back on a bareboat basis for 12 years, with annual purchase options from year three onwards. The counterpart is one of Japan’s largest ship owning companies and senior debt funding will be provided by one of Japan’s “Mega Banks”. The transaction is scheduled for late November, and the sale gives rise to an accounting profit of approx. $1.8 million and a positive liquidity effect of approx. $22 million.
Concordia Maritime Sells IMOIIMAX Tanker
Concordia Maritime is selling the IMOIIMAX tanker Stena Image to a large Japanese financial institution. The transaction is a sale and leaseback agreement, which in this case means that the vessel will be chartered back to Concordia Maritime on a bareboat basis (i.e., without crew) for eight years, with annual purchase options from year four onwards. The sale price is $37.5 million and delivery to the buyer is scheduled for mid-October. “Through this transaction, we have simultaneously accomplished goals of strategic and financial importance to the company.
IMOIIMAX Tanker Stena Immortal Delivered
The Stena Immortal was delivered yesterday from the Chinese shipyard GSI (Guangzhou Shipbuilding International) in southeast China. The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR) and is the eighth of a total of 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk in 2012. She will be operated by Stena Weco and will sail in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs about 60 vessels. 2016: The Stena Imperative, Stenaweco Impulse and Stena Imagination.
Concordia Maritime Posts Q2 Profit
Facing a “gradually deteriorating market,” Sweden based tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it was able to post a profit in Q2 2016 based on high vessel employment and successful chartering, though still coming in under its Q2 2015 results largely due to an arbitration settlement and lower daily income for its vessels. The company reported a profit before tax of SEK 12.4 (44) million for the second quarter 2016, with operating cash flow (EBITDA) of SEK 57.2 (105.2) million, corresponding to USD 7 (13.1) million.
MR Tanker Stena Imagination Delivered
Chinese shipyard GSI (Guangzhou Shipbuilding International) has delivered the newly built MR tanker Stena Imagination to 50-50 joint owners Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR). She will be operated by Stena Weco and sail in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs about 60 vessels. Stena Imagination is the seventh of 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk. Three of the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, six together with GAR, two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and two by Stena Weco.
Danish Princess Names Stenaweco Impulse
Newly built chemical and product tanker Stenaweco Impulse was named by H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, whobroke a bottle of champagne against the tanker’s bow and wished the vessel, her captain and his crew fortune and prosperity. Named on Monday at a cerempny at Langelinie Pier in the center of Copenhagen, Stenaweco Impulse is the newest vessel owned by Stena Weco, a joint venture between Swedish Stena Bulk and Danish Weco Shipping for the transport of vegetable oils, chemicals and petroleum products.
Concordia Settles: $9.25m for Grounding
Concordia Maritime entered into a settlement agreement regarding a dispute associated with Stena Primorsk’s grounding in the Hudson River in December 2012. According to the settlement agreement, Concordia Maritime will pay $9.25 million to the counterparty. In July 2013, the company owning the vessel received a claim regarding the damage the counterparty believes the company has caused them in connection with the company’s decision to stop operating Stena Primorsk in the Hudson River after the vessel’s grounding in the shipping channel in December 2012. The counterparty initial claim amounted to approximately $21 million, which was subsequently adjusted to $23 million…