Fincantieri to Delist Vard
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has proposed to seek the privatization of Vard Holdings via a voluntary delisting from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). Fincantieri, which holds a 79.34 per cent stake in Vard through a subsidiary Fincantieri Oil & Gas, is now offering 25 Singapore cent per for every share it does not own, one cent more than its previous offer, which closed in January. "Under the Exit Offer, Fincantieri O&G will offer the shareholders of Vard SGD 0.25 in cash for each Vard share tendered in acceptance of the Exit Offer…
Emas Offshore Braces for Ezra’s Bankruptcy
The EMAS Offshore (EOL) board of directors warns that the Chapter 11 filing of parent company Ezra Holdings may negatively impact EOL and its subsidiaries, which could possibly lead it to face a going concern issue. As at 30 November 2016, the Group had an aggregate amount of approximately US$170 million owing to Ezra, of which US$125 million was subject to a deferred payment over a period of three years, says a statement from the company. In addition, the Group has an aggregate of approximately US$566 million of loans owing to financial institutions.
CMA CGM Crosses 90% Ownership Threshold in NOL
Container shipper CMA CGM S.A. has crossed the 90 percent ownership threshold in Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL), enabling it to bring the Singapore company private. Following its all-cash voluntary conditional general offer (Offer) for NOL which was launched on June 6, 2016, CMA CGM now owns 2,361,044,044 shares representing approximately 90.68 percent of NOL’s share capital. With the public float of NOL shares now falling below the minimum threshold of 10 percent, the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) may suspend the trading of NOL shares at the close of the Offer.
NOL Acquisition Soon?
Neptune Orient Lines(NOL) confirmed that it is continuing in discussions with respect to a potential acquisition of the group as previously announced on Nov 7 on the local bourse, reports Business Times. This comes after the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) queried about NOL's trading activity on Tuesday. On Nov. 7, NOL, which is 67% owned by Singaporean state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings, announced it was in "preliminary discussions" with the world's largest shipping company, A.P. Moeller-Maersk of Denmark, and No.
Strong Interest in Keppel DC REIT IPO
Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd has received overwhelming demand from institutional and retail investors for its initial public offering of 261,138,000 Units. The Offering comprised an international placement of 207,375,000 Units1 to investors, including institutional and other investors in Singapore (the "Placement Tranche"), and an offering of 53,763,000 Units to the public in Singapore (the "Public Offer").
Keppel T&T Proposes Listing of Keppel DC REIT
Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) has today issued a circular to Keppel T&T shareholders together with a notice of extraordinary general meeting (EGM). Approval will be sought at the EGM, which will be held on 25 November 2014, for the proposed listing of Keppel DC REIT on the Main Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the SGX-ST). Keppel T&T will also seek the approval of shareholders on a proposed divestment of Keppel T&T's interests in Keppel Digihub, Keppel Datahub 1, Gore Hill Data Centre and Citadel 100 Data Centre, and their proposed injection into Keppel DC REIT. Keppel DC REIT's proposed investment strategy is to principally invest…
EMAS Offshore Launches Singapore Listing
EMAS Offshore boosts profile amongst international investment community by providing Asian platform for growth; Singapore public offer opens at 6.00 p.m. today and closes at 12.00 noon on 2 Oct 2014. EMAS Offshore Limited (“EMAS Offshore”, or the “Group”), formerly known as EOC Limited (“EOC”), is pleased to announce the launch of its public offering of shares following the registration of its prospectus (the “Prospectus”) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), in…
Swissco Holdings: Establishment of $300mi Multicurrency MTN Program
The Board of Directors of Swissco Holdings Limited (the “Issuer”) is pleased to announce the establishment of a S$300,000,000 Multicurrency Medium Term Note Program (the “Program”) and in connection therewith, the Issuer has appointed Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited to act as sole arranger and dealer of the Program. Under the Programme, the Issuer may from time to time issue notes (the “Notes”) in series or tranches in Singapore dollars or any other currency as may be agreed between the relevant dealer(s) of the particular series or tranche of Notes and the Issuer. Each series or tranche of Notes may be issued in various amounts and tenors, and may bear interest at fixed, floating, variable or hybrid rates or may not bear interest.
MacGregor Winches for Malaysian Accommodation Barges
MacGregor has secured a winch package contract from Nam Cheong Limited group, a global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Malaysia's largest offshore support vessel builder. Eight-point MacGregor mooring systems, with a 150-metric-ton line pull/270-metric-ton brake holding capacity, tugger winches and capstans have been specified for two new 500-men accommodation work barges being built at the yard. An option remains for two more barges. The 123-meter barges are scheduled for delivery in 2016.
EOC Takes Full Ownership of OSVs
On 26 August 2014, EOC Limited agreed to acquire 50% of the entire issued share capital of Lewek Antares Shipping Pte. Ltd. (the "Target") , a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore, from Konquest Marine Pte Ltd ("KMPL"). Completion of the Acquisition shall take place on or around 28 August 2014. Prior to the Acquisition, the Target was jointly owned by KMPL and Ezra Holdings Limited ("Ezra"), the largest shareholder of the Company, in a 50-50 proportion. Upon completion…
Ezra to Consolidate EMAS Marine into EOC
Ezra Holdings Limited today announced plans to consolidate its Offshore Support Services division, EMAS Marine, into its associated company, EOC Limited, which is listed on the Oslo Børs, Norway. Upon completion of the transaction, the enlarged EOC Group will be one of the largest offshore support operators in Asia Pacific by asset value, managing an offshore services platform comprising over $1 billion in offshore support assets. Its diverse and versatile fleet of 50 offshore vessels is among the youngest in the region. The fleet has a combined bollard pull of almost 4,000 tons, more than 37,000 dwt and a total of almost 350,000 BHP, making it one of the strongest and most powerful in the region, with capabilities to operate globally at ultra-deep water depths.
HFW Lawyers Advise Genting HK on Cruise Ship Order
International maritime law partnership Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) says it has advised Chinese Percept Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited (Genting), on the group's second newbuild mega-cruise ship order in 12 months, in a deal with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH worth €697.2 million. The HFW team, led by Hong Kong Partner Patrick Yeung, advised Genting on the shipbuilding contract and related ECA-supported financing. London based Partner Elinor Dautlich and Senior Associate Alex Sayegh negotiated the shipbuilding contract…
Nam Cheong Clinches 2 Accommodation Work Barge Contract
Nam Cheong Limited a leading global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel builder, today announced that it has sold two Accommodation Work Barges (“AWB”) worth approximately US$84 million (approximately S$105 million) with the option to purchase another two vessels, to a repeat customer, Bursa-listed Perdana Petroleum Berhad (“Perdana”). In July last year, Nam Cheong sold one AWB of a smaller size…
Rex International Joint Entity Spuds First Well in Oman
Rex International Holding Limited, one of the largest companies listed on the Catalyst of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, announced that its jointly-controlled entity, Lime Petroleum Plc, through its subsidiary Masirah Oil Ltd., has begun drilling and exploration well in Masirah North North #1 (MNN #1), located in the Block 50 Oman concession, on November 25, 2013. This is part of a two-well drilling program in the concession. The prospect MNN #1, which is about 1,000 meters in depth, was selected for drilling after in-depth technical evaluation and verification using the proprietary Rex Virtual Drilling technology, in addition to confirmations provided via conventional methodologies.
Bareboat Charterers FSL Share Trading Suspended
Singapore's First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) has announced the suspension of trading in its shares pending an announcement to clarify lenders' position in relation to a covenant waiver or relaxation for 30 September 2013. First Ship Lease Trust ("FSL Trust") was constituted as a business trust in Singapore on 19 March 2007 under the Business Trusts Act and listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 27 March 2007. Its American Depository Receipts are quoted on OTCQX since 29 October 2008. The Sponsor of FSL Trust is FSL Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Technics Targets Vigahs Acquisition
The board of directors of Technics Oil & Gas Limited announced that its subsidiary V Offshore Engineering Pte. Ltd. (VOE) has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Goh Choon Huat, Koa Wee Boon, Senavannaido Duruvasai and Koa Susie in relation to a proposed acquisition of 74% of the entire issued and paid-up capital of Vigahs Marine Technologies Pte. Ltd. by VOE. Based on the information available to the company, the target company is a company incorporated in Singapore and is in business of repairing and building of ships, tankers and other ocean-going vessels. Pursuant to the MOU, the vendors will transfer 74% of the total issued share capital in the target company to VOE at a maximum aggregate consideration of S$5,299,880.
FSL Request Share Trading Halt
First Ship Lease Trust (FSL) request halt to trading on exchange from 0830, July 1, 2013, pending a Board of Director's announcement. According to the company's web site: First Ship Lease Trust ("FSL Trust") was constituted as a business trust in Singapore on 19 March 2007 under the Business Trusts Act and listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 27 March 2007. Its American Depository Receipts are quoted on OTCQX since 29 October 2008. The Sponsor of FSL Trust is FSL Holdings Pte.Ltd . FSL Trust’s business focuses on long-term bareboat leasing from which it derives stable long-term cash flow. The Trust has a diversified portfolio of 25 modern and high quality vessels…
Ezra Names Global Executives
Ezra promotes key executives to anchor Group’s global strategy. Both industry veterans have assumed their new roles from 1 January 2012. Industry veteran Captain Adarash Kumar will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Group level to spearhead Ezra‟s burgeoning international operations. He has been with the Group since its listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited in 2003, forming part of the core team that has worked to transform Ezra to a leading provider of offshore O&G support services globally that it is today. Captain Kumar, 51, has served in the marine industry for more than 25 years and has been an executive director of Ezra since 24 March 2003.
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.
Keppel Acquires Stake in Dyna-Mac, Topside Module Fabricator
Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary KS Investments Pte Ltd (KSI), has acquired a 27.77% stake (250,000,000 shares) in topside module fabricator Dyna-Mac Holdings Ltd (Dyna-Mac) via an equity placement. This follows Dyna-Mac's successful listing on the main board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX) today. KSI's total investment is S$87.5 million based on the invitation price of 35 cents per share. The equity placement, through its investment vehicle KSI, is part of a collaboration between Keppel Shipyard (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel O&M) and Dyna-Mac to jointly pursue the topside module business beyond Singapore's shores.
Maritime Capital Shipping Withdraws Proposed IPO
Maritime Capital Shipping Limited has withdrawn its lodgment of its preliminary prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore in connection with its proposed initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. The company has just completed its international roadshow with institutional investors but has decided not to proceed with the launch of its proposed initial public offering citing the significant deterioration in sentiment in the world’s equity markets over the past few days. As a result, the Company does not believe that a stable market for its shares would be established in secondary market trading while such negative market sentiment prevails.
Omega Navigation 4Q and Full Year 2007 Results
Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. announced its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007. The company had previously announced the declaration of its quarterly cash dividend with respect to the fourth quarter of 2007 of $0.50 per share payable on March 3, 2008 to stockholders of record on February 21, 2008. Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. was incorporated in the Marshall Islands in February 2005. On April 7, 2006, the Company successfully completed its Initial Public Offering of 12,000,000 Class A Common Shares at $17 per share raising a total of $204 million in gross proceeds.
Omega Navigation Enterprises Reports 3Q Results
Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV, SGX: ONAV50), a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced its financial and operational results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007. The Company had previously announced the declaration of its quarterly cash dividend with respect to the third quarter of 2007 of $0.50 per share payable on November 30, 2007 to stockholders of record on November 15, 2007. Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. was incorporated in the Marshall Islands in February 2005. On April 7, 2006, the Company successfully completed its Initial Public Offering of 12,000,000 Class A Common Shares at $17 per share raising a total of $204m in gross proceeds.