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13 Nov 2019

Diamond S Shipping Sells MR Vessels

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Diamond S Shipping Inc, the owner and operator of crude oil and product tankers, has sold two 2008-built MR vessels, the Atlantic Aquarius and Atlantic Leo, generating approximately $11.3 million of liquidity before settlement of working capital.A non-cash write-off of $18.3 million was recognized in connection with the vessel sales, it said.Diamond S Shipping owns and operates 66 vessels on the water, including 15 Suezmax vessels, one Aframax and 50 medium-range (MR) product…

07 Oct 2019

VLCC with New SOx Scrubber Delivered

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The very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) Tanzawa, the first new NYK-owned vessel to include an SOx scrubber, has been delivered into the NYK fleet. On October 3, a naming and delivery ceremony was held at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation, and attended by Akira Kono, NYK managing corporate officer, and other related parties.The new vessel is equipped with a scrubber that is compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) more stringent SOx emission regulation…

31 Jul 2019

Enterprise Products to Build GoM Crude Terminal

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Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Wednesday it expects to take about two years to construct its oil export project called Sea Port Oil Terminal, or SPOT, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Permitting for the terminal was expected to reach the final stages by the end of the first quarter of 2020 and final approval was expected during the second quarter, a company executive said on its second quarter earnings call.Enterprise Products signed long-term agreements with Chevron Corp to support the development of SPOT…

24 Apr 2019

MOL Adds VLCC 'Phoenix Jamnagar' to Fleet

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Japanese logistics major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced, the delivery of a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), "Phoenix Jamnagar" on April 24, which was built at Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) Ariake works and will be placed under control of Phoenix Tankers (Phoenix) based in Singapore, a 100% subsidiary of MOL.The vessel was designed and developed by JMU as a next-generation Malacca Max Type VLCC with utilizing its accumulated knowledge and technology as gained through…

11 Apr 2018

Bahri Adds New VLCC Khurais

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National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has taken delivery of Khurais, a very large crude carrier (VLCC), from Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). Industry leader adds fourth VLCC this year, bringing its total number of vessels to 92,further enhancing its market-leading capabilities in crude oil transportation. The new addition is the fourth of five VLCCs to be received this year from South Korea-based Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company.

21 Mar 2018

Euronav, Gener8 Maritime Merger to Close in 2Q 2018

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Tanker operators Euronav NV said that it remains confident of closing a takeover of the U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services Gener8 Maritime in the next three months. On 21 December 2017 the boards of Euronav and Gener8 Maritime announced agreement on a stock-for-stock merger for the entire issued and outstanding share capital of Gener8 pursuant to which Gener8 would become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Euronav (the Combined Entity). "Work on the transaction is proceeding as planned with an anticipated closing in the second quarter of 2018…

14 Mar 2018

Gener8 Maritime Reports 4Q Loss of $45.4 mln

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The New York-based Gener8 Maritime Inc. (GNRT) reported a loss of $45.4 million for the fourth-quarter ended December 31, 2017, after reporting a profit of $5.8 million in the same period a year earlier. The crude oil transportation services provider reported a loss of $168.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. Gener8 Maritime has increased full fleet "ECO" operating days to 65.1% in the three months ended December 31, 2017, compared to 43.4% in the same period in the prior year.

01 Feb 2018

Bahri Adds VLCC 'Lawhah' to its Fleet

Lawhah lifts industry leader’s growing multipurpose fleet to 90. Photo:  Bahri

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) received a very large crude carrier (VLCC) named “Lawhah” on Thursday, the company said. "Continuing its strong start to 2018, Bahri accepted the delivery of ‘Lawhah to further cement its market-dominant position in crude oil transportation," said a press release. The vessel, which lifts the total number of the company’s multipurpose fleet to 90, is the second of five VLCCs to be received this year from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company based in South Korea.

28 Oct 2016

Gener8 Miltiades Delivered

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Gener8 Maritime, Inc. a leading U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, announced that it took delivery of the "ECO" VLCC the Gener8 Miltiades on October 25, 2016 from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. ("SWS"). The Gener8 Miltiades  represents the sixteenth of 21 "ECO" VLCCs expected to be delivered into Gener8 Maritime's fleet. Upon delivery, the Gener8 Miltiades entered Navig8 Group's VL8 Pool. The Gener8 Miltiades is the sixth "ECO" VLCC delivered by SWS to Gener8 Maritime, concluding our newbuilding program with the yard.

13 Sep 2016

Two VLCCs Delivered to Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, announced that it took delivery of two very large crude carriers (VLCC).   The Gener8 Perseus was delivered September 9, 2016 from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and the Gener8 Oceanus on September 12, 2016 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Upon delivery, both tankers entered Navig8 Group's VL8 Pool.   The two new tankers represent vessels 14 and 15 of 21 "ECO" VLCCs ordered for the Gener8 Maritime fleet. The shipper has on order four more VLCCs anticipated for delivery in 2016 and two for 2017.

31 Aug 2016

VLCC Delivered to Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, announced that it has taken delivery of the ECO VLCC the Gener8 Macedon on August 30, 2016 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.   The Gener8 Macedon represents the 13th of 21 ECO VLCCs expected to be delivered into Gener8 Maritime's fleet.    Upon delivery, the Gener8 Macedon entered Navig8 Group's VL8 Pool.

26 Aug 2016

Sovcomflot Profits slip

Projects - The company services large-scale energy projects in Russia and abroad, including Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Prirazlomnoye, Varandey, Tangguh and Peregrino.

Reviewing the company’s financial and operating results for the first half year ended 30 June 2016, on 23 August 2016, the Executive Board of PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”) noted that despite a tanker market downturn, the company was able to demonstrate strong performance and strengthen its financial position while continuing to enhance its industrial projects portfolio in accordance with its Development Strategy. * Five new vessels launched: pioneering 172,600 m3 capacity ice breaking LNG carrier (Arc7 ice class) for Yamal LNG project (January)…

29 Jun 2016

VLCC Delivered to Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, has taken delivery of the ECO VLCC the Gener8 Constantine on June 27, 2016 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.   The Gener8 Constantine represents the 11th of 21 ECO VLCCs expected to be delivered into Gener8 Maritime's fleet.   Upon delivery, the Gener8 Constantine entered Navig8 Group's VL8 Pool.

25 Apr 2016

VLCC Gener8 Nautilus Delivered

Gener8 Maritime, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, announced that it took delivery of the ECO VLCC the Gener8 Nautilus on April 20, 2016 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The Gener8 Nautilus represents the ninth of 21 ECO VLCCs expected to be delivered into Gener8 Maritime's fleet.  Upon delivery, the Gener8 Nautilus entered Navig8's VL8 Pool.

15 Jan 2016

Euronav Reports: Tanker Market is "Full Steam Ahead"

Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) this morning issued a release to set the record straight with investors, from its perspective, on current market conditions in the large tanker market. According to Euronav, despite the current capital market's predominantly negative sentiment , Euronav said that it continues to experience robust and fundamental strength in the VLCC and Suezmax sectors. The average daily time charter equivalent rates (TCE) obtained by the company’s fleet in the tankers International pool in the fourth quarter 2015 was approximately $62,000 per day (4Q14: $31,650/day). The time charter equivalent earnings of the Euronav Suezmax spot fleet was above $40,000 per day for the fourth quarter 2015 (4Q14: $24,250 per day).

28 Oct 2015

Keel Laid for Lead Ship of Arctic Tanker Series

Photo: RS Class

A keel laying ceremony was held Monday at Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for the first of six ships in the project 42К Arctic Shuttle Tanker series. The six tankers in the series will be named after the famous Russian explorers of the Arctic, including participants to the Great Northern Expedition of the 18th century. The ships are being built to the dual Russian Maritime Register of Shipping / Lloyd’s Register class. Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is the owner of three tankers of the series.

21 Sep 2015

Gener8 Maritime Acquires ECO VLCC

ECO VLCC of Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc. involved in international seaborne crude oil transportation services, today announced that it took delivery of the ECO VLCC Gener8 Neptune from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering on September 11, 2015.  The Gener8 Neptune represents the first of 21 "ECO" VLCCs expected to be delivered into Gener8 Maritime's fleet. Upon delivery, the Gener8 Neptune will be entered into Navig8's VL8 Pool.

15 Jul 2015

Biggest Spenders of 2015

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Online ships data platform VesselsValue.com has rounded up the top spenders in terms of second hand tonnage for the first half of 2015. Leading the industry in total amount spent on second hand tonnage so far in 2015 is U.S.-based Gener8 Maritime, who spent roughly $1.4 billion on 14 vessels. The seaborne crude oil transportation services company formed earlier this year as result of a merger between General Maritime Corporation and Navig8 Crude Tankers Inc. Second in spending was the Malaysian headquartered tanker shipping group MISC who spent about $1.065 billion on five second hand vessels.

10 Jul 2014

Maersk Continues Exit from Crude Transport

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Maersk Tankers, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Thursday it had quit four unprofitable crude oil charter contracts by buying out supertankers and selling them onwards, continuing its exit from crude oil transportation. The company now has charters for just two supertankers, called Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), although the intention is to get out of these contracts too, Maersk Tankers spokeswoman Stine Pedersen said. Buying the vessels from their owners allows Maersk to exit the charter contracts.

06 Jun 2014

Sovcomflot Reports “Strong Start” for Q1 2014

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Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, a global top-five tanker company, reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The company, which offers crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied gas transportation services, recorded a “strong start” with highlights as listed below. •Successful completion by SCF Group’s company, Novoship, of modernization at the Port of Sochi for 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Sergey Frank, President and CEO of OAO Sovcomflot, said, “Following five years of recession, the tanker market is showing the early signs of a long overdue recovery.

30 Aug 2011

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. Reachs Out to Shareholders

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. Letter to Shareholders From the Chairman and CEO - NAT Is Different. It is time to update you on recent developments in the Company and our industry. As we have stated before, it is at times of difficulty for the industry that NAT in particular improves its position relative to its peers. We believe that important factors differentiate NAT from other tanker companies. A professional management and board with wide experiences and complementary skill sets…

28 Jul 2011

Kirby Announces 2Q Results

Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) announced net earnings attributable to Kirby for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 of $41.7 million, or $.77 per share, compared with $29.3 million, or $.54 per share, for the 2010 second quarter. The 2011 second quarter results included an estimated $.07 per share negative impact from high water and flooding issues throughout the Mississippi River System. Consolidated revenues for the 2011 second quarter were $437.3 million compared with $273.7 million reported for the 2010 second quarter. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our second quarter results reflected continued…

31 Mar 2010

Delivery of Crude Carriers VLCC

Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) announced that on March 26 it took delivery of the M/T Alexander the Great, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) with carrying capacity of 297,958 mt, from Universal Shipbuilding Corporation at the Ariake Shipyard in Japan. The M/T Alexander the Great is the first of the three vessels comprising the company's initial fleet and was acquired at a purchase price of $96.5m. The remaining two vessels, the M/T Miltiadis M II, a 2006-built high specification Suezmax tanker and the M/T Achilleas, a sister newbuilding VLCC currently under construction at Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan, are expected to be delivered within the next few days and at the end of June 2010, respectively.

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