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MARAD Releases Guide on Research

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) released its Guide to Market Research for Marine Transportation Services. The Guide contains market research procedures for the determination of market potential for new or enhanced marine transportation services. Source: HK Law

Teekay LNG Completes Norwegian Bond Issuance

Oak Spirit LNG carrier. Photo: Teekay LNG Partners

Teekay LNG Partners has successfully issued NOK 300 million (USD 35 million) in new senior unsecured bonds through an add-on to its existing Norwegian bonds due in October 2021. All payments will be swapped into a US dollar fixed-rate coupon of approximately 7.75%. The net proceeds from the bonds are expected to be used for refinancing of existing bonds and/or general partnership purposes, which may include funding installment payments on future newbuilding deliveries. Danske Bank Markets, DNB Markets, Nordea and Swedbank acted as Joint Lead Managers of the above mentioned new bond issuance.

Omega Navigation Announces Entering Into an Amendment of the Maturity Date

Athens, Greece, April 12, 2011 - Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a provider of Global Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announces that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend the maturity date of both the current senior and junior loan facilities. With this agreement the new maturity date will be May 10, 2011 on both facilities, amended from the current maturity date of April 12, 2011. About Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc.

Omega Navigation Loan Amendment

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a leading provider of Global Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announces that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend the maturity date of both the current senior and junior loan facilities. With this agreement the new maturity date will be May 17, 2011 on both facilities, amended from the current maturity date of May 13, 2011.   Source: http://www.omeganavigation.com

Omega Navigation Enters Loan Amendment

Athens, Greece, May 17, 2011 - Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a leading provider of Global Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announces that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend the maturity date of both the current senior and junior loan facilities. With this agreement the new maturity date will be May 20, 2011 on both facilities, amended from the current maturity date of May 17, 2011.   Source: Omega Navigation Enterprises

Omega Navigation Amendment of Maturity Date

Athens, Greece, May 20, 2011 - Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a leading provider of Global Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announces that it has reached an agreement with its lenders to amend the maturity date of both the current senior and junior loan facilities. With this agreement the new maturity date will be June 9, 2011 on both facilities, amended from the current maturity date of May 20, 2011.   Source: Omega Navigation

Breaking Down The Cost of MARPOL

Since January 8, 2009, United States (U.S.) and foreign flagged ships operating in the waters of the U.S. have been subject to MARPOL Annex VI. The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to Annex VI and the nitrogen oxides (NOx) Technical Code, collectively referred to as Annex VI (Revised). Annex VI (Revised) entered into force on July 1, 2010. These amendments include significant and progressive limits for sulfur oxide (SOx) and NOx emissions from marine engines and for the first time addressed emissions of Particulate Matter (PM). The amendments replaced the SOx Emissions Control Areas (SECA) by introducing the concept of Emission Control Areas (ECA) for SOx, NOx, and PM.

Dryships Annual Shareholder Meeting Set for September 13, 2011

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and offshore contract drilling oil services, announced that the Company’s 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Company’s offices located at 80 Kifissias Avenue, 12125, Amaroussion, Athens, Greece on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., local time. The company’s board of directors has fixed the close of business on Friday, August 5, 2011 as the record date for the determination of the shareholders entitled to receive notice and to vote at the Annual Meeting.

DryShips Cancels Newbuild Contracts

DryShips Inc. reports cancellation of four newbuilding contracts with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries DryShips Inc., an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargos, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI), to cancel the newbuilding contracts for four ice-class panamax bulker vessels, in exchange for the refund of all installments paid to RSHI plus interest. All amounts due under this agreement have been received in full by the Dryships, the company said. dryships.com

DryShips Suspends Market Equity Offering

Photo: DryShips

DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has suspended purchases under its previously announced program of at the market issuances of its common shares through Evercore Group L.L.C. as its sales agent. DryShips said it reserves the right to continue the suspension of the program, reactivate or terminate the program at any time. dryships.com

Victor Restis Buys Stake in Globus Maritime

Photo: Globus Maritime Limited

Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced that it has signed a share and warrant purchase agreement providing for the issuance, for gross proceeds of $2.5 million in a private placement to a private investor. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the sale of common shares and warrants for general corporate purposes and working capital. "Restis has significant experience in shipping and currently runs a fleet of approximately 40 vessels. We continue…

Algoma Niagara Arrives Sept Iles Port

Algoma Niagara. Photo: Algoma Central Corporation

Algoma Central Corporation, a leading provider of marine transportation services, announced that the first Equinox Class self-unloader, the seaway-max size Algoma Niagara, arrived at the Canadian port of Sept Iles, Quebec on November 1st. The Algoma Niagara is the fifth Equinox Class vessel in Canada and she joins her four gearless sister ships in the Algoma fleet. The vessel is currently undergoing inspections and re-flagging as a Canadian vessel before beginning commercial operations.

Dryships Takes Delivery of Sixth New Build Drillship

Dryships Announces Delivery of Ocean Rig's Sixth Newbuilding Drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros. DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ("Ocean Rig"), of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that Ocean Rig successfully took delivery of its newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, on Friday, December 20, 2013. The drillship is currently mobilizing to offshore Angola to commence drilling operations with Total.

Rasmussengruppen Sells Stake in Norden

Photo: Norden A/S

Oslo based financial investor Rasmussengruppen sold its entire stake which is 4.8 million shares of Danish dry bulk bulker owner Norden. The company's share capital consists of 42,200,000 shares of DKK 1 each, amounting to DKK 42,200,000. Rasmussengruppen was the second biggest investor in Norden, after Danish company A/S Motortramp on 28.08%. Norden  operates one of the industry’s most modern, flexible and competitive fleets globally within the dry cargo and tanker vessel types. Norden  was founded in 1871 and is one of the world’s oldest listed ship owners.

Algoma Adds Algoma Innovator

Algoma Innovator. Photo: Algoma Central Corporation

Algoma Central Corporation, a leading provider of marine transportation services, today announced that it has taken ownership of the Algoma Innovator from the Uljanik d.d. shipyard in Croatia. The vessel is part of the Company’s Equinox 650’ class of self-unloading dry-bulk lake freighters and is the first new forward mounted boom ship to be built in 45 years. The vessel has been engineered to be a leader in the river class business; it’s forward mounted boom will permit cargo to be delivered into niche spaces allowing greater access and flexibility to customers.

Algoma Purchases Four U.S. Flag 'Lakers'

The Adam E Cornelius, one of four ASC vessels involved in a sale to Algoma. CREDIT: ASC

Algoma Central Corporation, a provider of marine transportation services, today announced it has reached an agreement with American Steamship Company to acquire four vessels. The Company has acquired the M.V. Buffalo, the M.V. Adam E. Cornelius, the S.S. American Valor and the S.S. American Victory. The availability of these vessels presented an opportunity to expand Algoma’s vessel fleet and capacity at extremely attractive values. Both the M.V. Buffalo and the M.V. Adam E. Cornelius…

Omega Navigation to Present at Conference

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced that Matthew W. McCleery, a member of its Board of Directors, will be presenting at the Bear Stearns 2007 Global Transportation Conference to be held at the Bear Stearns World Headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 2:00 P.M. EDT.

Omega Navigation 1Q 2007 Results

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. , a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers announced its unaudited financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. The Company had previously announced the declaration of its quarterly cash dividend with respect to the first quarter of 2007 of $0.50 per share payable on May 31, 2007 to stockholders of record on May 21, 2007.

Omega Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend with respect to the second quarter of 2007 of $0.50 per common share, payable August 31, 2007 to stockholders of record on August 17, 2007.

Teekay LNG May Issue Bonds to Fund Newbuilds

Photo:  Teekay Corporation

Teekay LNG Partners intends to issue new five-year senior unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market. Net proceeds from the bonds are expected to be used to fund newbuilding installments, as well as to refinance NOK bonds maturing in May 2017 and general partnership purposes. "The net proceeds from the bonds are expected to be used for refinancing NOK bonds maturing in May 2017 and general partnership purposes, including funding of newbuilding installments. Teekay LNG expects to apply for listing of the bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange," says a statement from the company.

DryShips Inc. Announces Stock Split

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), an international provider of drybulk cargo marine transportation services, announced that its Board of Directors intends to call a special meeting of shareholders to approve an amendment to the Company's Articles of Incorporation to increase the Company's authorized common stock. Upon such approval, the Board intends to conduct a 3:1 split of the Company's outstanding common stock in the form of a stock dividend. Proxy materials for the special meeting will be distributed when available.

Allianz Middle East Ship Management, MCS Join Forces

Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610 Photo Damen

Allianz Middle East Ship Management and Maritime Craft Services (MCS)have taken delivery of a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610. Demonstrating the cooperative relationship between the two companies, the new vessel will offer safe and cost efficient crew transfer services for up to 50 passengers to and from the Abu Dhabi oil fields.The two companies welcomed guests on board the new vessel in a festive celebration during this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).

St. Louis, Plaquemines Ports Ink MoU for Mississippi River Cooperation

APH vessels are being designed in lengths of 592, 772, and 952 feet. The Vessels will carry from 1824 to 2960 TEUs and will travel north and south at twice the speed of barge lines or about 12-14 knots. CREDIT: American Patriot Holdings

St. Louis Regional Freightway, Port of Plaquemines and St. Louis Regional Ports Sign Agreement to Foster Economic Growth on the Mississippi River. The pact will help support development of a new transportation link for cargo to move along the Mississippi River. The St. Louis Regional Freightway, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District located in the State of Louisiana and four ports in the St. Understanding (MOU) to establish and grow an alliance to generate new business by promoting international and inland trade routes at strategic locations along the Mississippi River.

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