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17 Mar 2020

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Noble Sam Hartley jack-up - Credit: Noble Corporation

Total has made a hydrocarbon discovery at the Isabella exploration well in the UK Central North Sea, Neptune Energy, Total's partner in the project has informed.Neptune Energy has described Isabella as "an encouraging hydrocarbon discovery" which encountered hydrocarbons in Upper Jurassic and Triassic sandstone reservoirs, with 64 meters net pay encountered, consisting of lean gas and condensate and high-quality light oil."The results of the well will be analyzed to further evaluate the discovery, determine future appraisal activity and recoverable resources estimates.

08 Mar 2020

Diana Fixes Sideris GS with Oldendorff

Sideris GS. Image: Diana Shipping Inc.

Diana Shipping announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG, Lübeck, Germany, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Sideris GS.According to a press release from the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, the gross charter rate is US$12,700 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum October 15, 2020 up to maximum December 31, 2020.

27 Feb 2020

Diana Shipping Sells Dry Bulker Norfolk

Image: Diana Shipping Inc.

Diana Shipping announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2002-built vessel Norfolk.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels said that the delivery to the buyer is scheduled latest by April 6, 2020, for a sale price of US$8.75 million before commissions.Upon completion of the aforementioned sale, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 41 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax…

20 Feb 2020

Diana Shipping Fixes Coronis with Koch

M/v Coronis. Image: Diana Shipping Inc

Diana Shipping  announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Coronis.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels said that the gross charter rate is US$8,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about nine months to about 10 months.The charter commenced earlier today. The m/v Coronis was previously chartered to Tongli Shipping Pte.

18 Feb 2020

Performance Shipping Buys Aframax Tanker

Image: Performance Shipping Inc.

Performance Shipping announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase a 2007 built Aframax tanker vessel, the M/T FSL Shanghai, from an unaffiliated third party seller for a total purchase price of US$26.0 million.According to a press release from the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of vessels, the vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company by the end of March 2020.Andreas Michalopoulos…

17 Feb 2020

UPS Wins Northern Endeavour Contract

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Upstream Production Solutions (UPS), Perth, a wholly owned subsidiary of GR Engineering Services Ltd, has agreed with the Australian Government to provide operations and maintenance services to the Northern Endeavour floating production, storage and off-take (FPSO) vessel.On 14 February 2020, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources of the Australian Government  announced that urgent steps were underway to secure the continued safety and security of the Northern…

16 Feb 2020

Diana Shipping Cancels Dry Bulker Sale

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Diana Shipping announced that it has received a notice of cancellation of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), between a separate wholly-owned subsidiary and an unaffiliated third party, to sell the 2005-built Panamax vessel “Calipso”, as previously announced.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels said in a press note that the buyers elected to exercise their right to cancel the Contract as a result of vessel’s missing the cancelling date stipulated therein…

12 Feb 2020

Diana Shipping Fixes Philadelphia with BHP

Image: Diana Shipping Inc

Diana Shipping announced that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with BHP Billiton Freight Singapore Pte. Ltd., for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Philadelphia.According to the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, the gross charter rate is US$14,500 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 14 months to maximum 17 months.The charter commenced on February 5, 2020.

11 Feb 2020

MISC Clinches Petrobras Contract

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Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AET Tanker Holdings Sdn Bhd, has been awarded long-term charter contracts for three newbuilding Suezmax DP2 Shuttle Tankers from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.AET, the petroleum shipping unit of MISC and specializes in the global ocean transport of petroleum, will own and operate the newbuilding Suezmax DP2 Shuttle Tankers for operations in Brazilian…

10 Feb 2020

K Line Orders LNGC with Hudong-Zhonghua

The signing ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: K Line

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has ordered two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with  with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding backed by long-term contracts with Malaysia's energy giant Petronas.The 12-year contract to charter them to Petronas starts in 2022, with an option for an extension for a further 12 years.The two vessels will be built by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding , a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the largest shipbuilding group in China…

29 Jan 2020

Diana Shipping Sells Dry Bulker

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Diana Shipping announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2002-built vessel “Norfolk”.The delivery to the buyer is scheduled for latest by February 25, 2020, said a press note from the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. The sale price of its first capesize is US$9.35 million before commissions.Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the previously announced sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel…

28 Jan 2020

Performance Shipping Adds P. Fos to Fleet

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Performance Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of vessels, announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it took delivery of the M/T P. Fos (formerly M/T Virgo Sun).The vessel is a 2007-built Aframax tanker vessel of 115,577 dwt that the Company entered into an agreement to purchase in November 2019.Two days ago, the Greece-based company signed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 2008-built Post-Panamax container vessel M/V Rotterdam…

16 Jan 2020

Diana Shipping Fixes Astarte with Aquavita

Image: Diana Shipping Inc

Diana Shipping through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Aquavita International S.A., for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Astarte.According a press release from the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels,  the gross charter rate is US$11,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 14 months to about 16 months. The charter is expected to commence on January 18…

15 Jan 2020

Beware of the Nominal Entity

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Make sure you know who you are really contracting with.A famous U.S. politician once insisted that “it takes a village to raise a child.” That said, any marine operator will tell you that it takes an even larger village and a ridiculous number of contracts to operate a vessel, and even more to manage a fleet of vessels. To make our marine operations run, we have to agree to contracts that provide for the construction or charter of a vessel, staffing, vessel catering, communications, fuel, maintenance, provisions, software, inspections, etc.

09 Jan 2020

Hamburg Port Orders 2 Fireboats

Following the delivery of the "Branddirektor Westphal" the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has ordered two more fire-fighting vessels (Photo Credit: Fassmer)

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has ordered two more fire-fighting vessels following the delivery of modern fireboat, the "Branddirektor Westphal".As with the previous order, both vessels will be fitted with Schottel thrusters – in this case, two Schottel Rudderpropellers and one Schottel Transverse Thruster. These will enable maximum maneuverability in the restricted fairway of the Port of Hamburg.This mobility is also guaranteed in situations that require fast response times.

09 Jan 2020

Diana Shipping Fixes Ismene with Phaethon

Image: Diana Shipping Inc

Diana Shipping announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Phaethon International Company AG, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Ismene.According to a press note from the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, the gross charter rate is US$10,800 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 13 months to about fifteen 15 months.The charter is expected to commence on January 11…

07 Jan 2020

2020 Bulkers Adds Fifth Newbuild

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Norwegian shipowner and operator 2020 Bulkers has taken delivery of Bulk Shenzhen, the fifth of eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds.One further vessel is expected to be delivered in January 2020, and the remaining two vessels are expected to be delivered by May 2020.The vessel will on January 9, 2020, commence a 11-13 month index-linked time charter with ST Shipping, a 100% owned subsidiary of Glencore. The index-linked rate reflects a significant premium to a standard Capesize…

31 Dec 2019

Castleton Closes Shell Shale Deal

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Houston-based Castleton Resources said that its subsidiary Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI) has closed on the acquisition of the East Texas and North Louisiana Haynesville Shale assets of BG US Production Company LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Pro forma for the acquisition, Castleton Resources will hold approximately 222,400 net acres in the region and produce approximately 334 MMcfe/d (net). Castleton Resources is owned by CCI and Tokyo Gas America Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Concurrent with the transaction, Tokyo Gas America Ltd.

31 Dec 2019

IMO2020: Methanol Proves Promising

Feel the Power of Methanol: These 49,000 dwt vessels are built with the second generation of MAN B&W ME-LGIM two stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on both methanol and conventional marine fuels. 
Photo: Methanex Corporation

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2019, the maritime world enters a bold new era of emission reduction. With its growing fleet of methanol fueled ship and more than 60,000 hours of operating experience under its belt, Waterfront Shipping Company has a five-year headstart.As a general rule, shipowners are remiss to share insights on their operations, lest their competitors catch wind and leverage the same technology and savings. The case of Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd.

29 Dec 2019

Diana Shipping Sells Calipso

Calipso. Image: Diana Shipping Inc.

Diana Shipping announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to sell the 2005-built vessel Calipso to an unaffiliated third party.According to the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, the vessel, which is sold for a sale price of US$7.275 million before commissions, is scheduled to be delivered to the unnamed buyer by the end of January.The Greek dry bulk owner has been selling its panamaxes for the last year and Calipso is the nineth in the row.Upon completion of the aforementioned sale…

25 Dec 2019

Louisiana LNG Unit Starts Production

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Train 2 of the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana, has begun producing liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced McDermott International and its joint venture partner, Chiyoda International Corporation, a U.S.-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiyoda Corporation, Japan.While production is in the initial phases, this significant project accomplishment is a precursor to substantial completion of Train 2."This accomplishment is attributable to the entire team's unwavering commitment…

25 Dec 2019

World's First: Japanese Trio Intros LNG-fueled LCC

Images by: Oshima Shipbuilding and Namura Shipbuilding

Japanese shipping companies Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have signed long-term transport agreements with compatriot energy company Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden) for LNG-fueled large coal carriers (LCC).According to a joint press release, the vessels are expected to become the world’s first LNG-fueled large coal carriers, under the operation of NYK and MOL, to import coal to Kyuden’s coal-fired power plants.The use of LNG fuel is expected to virtually eliminate sulfur oxides (SOx) emission and reduce approximately 80% of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission…

30 Dec 2019

OSG Acquires Alaska Tanker

Image: Overseas Shipholding Group

Overseas Shipholding Group, the tanker company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets, has entered into agreements with BP Oil Shipping Company USA and BP AMI Leasing to purchase the crude oil carrier vessels operated by Alaska Tanker Company (ATC).OSG currently owns a 37.5% interest in ATC. As part of the above transaction, OSG will acquire the remaining 62.5% interest of ATC that it does not own.According to the publicly traded tanker company…

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