D'Amico Announces Sale & Lease Back of MR Vessel
D'Amico Tankers (Ireland) signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of the MT High Freedom, a 49,990 dwt medium-range product tanker vessel, built in 2014 by Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea for a consideration of US$ 28.0 million. D'Amico Tankers is an operating subsidiary of d’Amico International Shipping S.A., an international marine transportation company operating in the product tanker market. This transaction allows d’Amico Tankers to generate around US$ 13.4 million in cash…
Diana Shipping Inc. Takes Delivery of New Vessel
Diana Shipping Inc. a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Bolina, a 73,583 dwt Panamax dry bulk carrier built in 2004, to be renamed Thetis. The vessel is chartered to Bunge S.A., Geneva, Switzerland for a period of about 36-38 months, at the charterer's option, at a rate of $25,000 per day, gross of commissions, that commenced on August 4, 2004. Diana Shipping Inc. has assumed the vessel's current charter from the seller. With the delivery of this vessel, Diana Shipping Inc. has increased its fleet to twelve vessels (eleven Panamax dry bulk carriers and one Capesize dry bulk carrier).
Concordia Maritime Signs Contracts with Lukoil
Concordia Maritime has signed two-year timecharter contracts for the V-MAX vessels Stena Vision and Stena Victory with Litasco, a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil. The new time charters will begin immediately upon expiration of the current charter contracts with the American oil company Sunoco at the end of 2007. The vessels are chartered in from Arlington Tankers Ltd until the end of 2009. With the new time charter contracts Concordia Maritime has secured employment for the entire period.
SFL Takes Delivery of 19,200 TEU Containership
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) said it has taken delivery of MSC Anna, the first of two 19,200 TEU container vessels from Huyndai Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel is chartered out for a period of 15 years, and lease financing has been secured for the full term of the charter. The second vessel is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2017.
Diana Shipping Puts Vessel on Charter
Diana Shipping Puts Its Panamax Carrier Danae on a 2-Year Charter at a Daily Rate of $29,400 Diana Shipping Inc., which owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk vessels, has signed the Panamax carrier Danae to a time charter contract with Hanjin Shipping Co. of Seoul, according to the AP. Athens, Greece-based Diana Shipping said the charter would span between 22 months and 25 months at a daily rate of $29,400. The employment will start on April 22 and the company expects it will generate about $20 million over its charter period.
Navios Maritime Takes Delivery of Capesize Newbuild
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM), a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced that the Capesize vessel Navios Buena Ventura of 179,109 dwt was delivered from a South Korean shipyard to Navios Holdings' owned fleet on October 29, 2010. The vessel is chartered-out for ten years at a net rate of $29,356 per day with 50/50 profit sharing above a BCI Time Charter Average of $38,500.
Costamare Adds Three Vessels
Costamare accepted delivery of three second hand vessels during the last quarter ended June 30, 2017, said Gregory Zikos, Chief Financial Officer of Costamare. In a press statement he said that the vessels have been chartered for periods ranging from 5 to 7 years. "During the quarter we entered into debt financing agreements for two of them and we are into discussions regarding the debt finance of the third ship. As of today all of our new building program is fully funded with remaining equity commitments amounting to only US $ 2 million, due in 2018," he added.
BP Shipping Charters Extended
Capital Product Partners L.P. (Nasdaq: CPLP) announced the extension of the charters of both the M/T Agamemnon II and the M/T Ayrton II to BP Shipping. The M/T Agamemnon II (2008 STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., 51,238 dwt) was fixed to BP Shipping at a daily charter rate of $14,000 net for 12 months (+/- 1 month) and the charter is subject to a profit sharing arrangement which allows each party to share, at a 50/50 percentage, additional revenues earned for breaching the Institute Warranty Limits. The new charter rate will commence upon redelivery from the vessel's current charter, expected at the end of January 2012, with earliest expected redelivery at the end of December 2012.
Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Star Big
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. ("Star Bulk") announced that it has taken delivery of the Star Big (formerly Big Fish): a 1996-built, 168,404 dwt Capesize vessel. Following the completion of its regularly-scheduled drydock, the vessel is expected to be redelivered to its charterer, a multinational mining company, for the remaining period of 4.3 years under the vessel's time-charter employment at a gross daily rate of $25,000.
Navios Maritime Partners to Purchase Two Vessels
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has agreed to purchase from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings") (NYSE:NM) the Navios Orbiter, a 2004-built Panamax vessel of 76,602 dwt, and the Navios Luz, a 2010-built Capesize vessel of 179,144 dwt, for a total consideration of $130.0 million. The vessel is chartered out at $38,052 (net) per day, for approximately 3 years, until April 2014. The…
Seanergy Takes Delivery of Fourth Vessel
Seanergy Maritime Corp announced that it has completed the acquisition pursuant to the Master Agreement dated May 20, 2008, and took delivery of, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., and its designated nominees, the M/V Bremen Max, a 1993 built, Panamax vessel with a capacity of 73,503 dwt. The vessel is chartered at the rate of $65,000 per day until on or about September 2009 to South African Marine Corporation, an affiliate of the Restis family.
Aries Renews Bareboat Charters for Two Tankers
Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced it has renewed the bareboat charters for the Stena Compass, a 2006-built double-hull products tanker, and its sister ship, the Stena Compassion, with Stena Group. 2.5% in brokerage commissions. The charters also include a profit-sharing component for Aries equal to 30% of the actual Time Charter Equivalent rate above $26,000 per day per vessel. The charters are scheduled to commence upon expiration of the vessels' current charter. Aries also announced that the CMA CGM Seine, a 1990-built container vessel, is expected to be redelivered to the Company on July 20, 2008 following completion of its scheduled voyage and cargo operations.
Front Vanguard Contract Terminated
Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline" or the "Company") has agreed with Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance") to terminate the long term charter for the 1998 built VLCC Front Vanguard. Ship Finance has simultaneously sold the vessel to an unrelated third party. We expect the vessel to cease operating as a conventional tanker and the charter with Ship Finance is expected to terminate in the second quarter of 2016. Frontline has agreed a compensation payment to Ship Finance of approximately $0.4 million for the termination of the current charter.
SFL Sells 1995-built Suezmax Tanker
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL), has agreed to sell the 1995-built Suezmax Front Glory to an unrelated third party. The company has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party for the 20-year old crude oil carrier with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owner at the end of the third quarter, 2015. Net sales price is agreed to approximately $16 million, and Ship Finance will receive a net amount of approximately $13.8 million, after compensation of approximately $2.2 million to Frontline for the termination of the current charter. The vessel is currently debt free.
SFL Announces Sale of Three Older VLCCs
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) announced that it has agreed to sell the 1999 built VLCCs Front Opalia, Front Comanche and Front Commerce to an unrelated third party. The company has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter parties with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. The vessels are expected to be delivered to the new owners in the fourth quarter of 2014 and SFL expects to receive cash proceeds of approximately $77.5 million, including approximately $10.5 million upfront payment from Frontline.
Seanergy Maritime, Three New Time Charters
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced that the MVs African Joy, African Glory and Asian Grace, owned though the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Maritime Capital Shipping Limited (MCS), have entered into new charter agreements with first class charterers. The MV African Joy, a 1996 built and 26,482 dwt handysize dry bulk carrier, entered into a time charter agreement for a period of eleven to thirteen months with a first class charterer at a gross charter rate of $14,000 per day. The charterer has the option to extend the charter for another eleven to thirteen months at the same rate. The vessel is expected to commence her charter by the end of October 2010.
Chartered VLCC Makes First Kawasaki Port Call
The very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) 'Takamatsu Maru' has arrived at the Kawasaki refinery of TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. The 158,000 dwt tankship was chartered by TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. from NYK Lines, after the company purchased virtually all of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Japan business. The vessel was built by IHI Marine United Inc. and delivered in June, 2012. TonenGeneral Sekiyu has also assumed the charters of two additional VLCCs — Taiga and Tamba — bringing to three the number of vessels currently chartered by the company from NYK.
Ship Finance Sells VLCC for $24 Mln
Ship Finance International Limited announced that it has agreed to sell the 1998 built VLCC Front Vanguard to an unrelated third party. Ship Finance has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party for the 18-year old crude oil carrier with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owner by the end of June, and the net sales price is approximately $24 million, including a compensation of $0.4 million from Frontline for the early termination of the charter. Ship Finance said the divestment of older vessels is part of its strategy to renew and diversify the fleet, and the proceeds are expected to be reinvested in new assets.
SFL Sells 18-year-old VLCC
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has agreed to sell the 1998 built VLCC Front Century to an unrelated third party, and has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party for the 18-year old crude oil carrier with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owner in the first quarter of 2017, and the net sales price will be approximately $24 million, including a compensation from Frontline for the early termination of the charter.
Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Capesize Vessel
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has taken delivery of the Star Ypsilon, a Capesize bulk carrier of approximately 150,940 dwt, built in 1991 in . The vessel is chartered for about 3 years at charter rates significantly higher than current market levels. With the delivery of Star Ypsilon, Star Bulk's operational fleet currently consists of thirteen dry bulk carriers, plus the Company has a definitive agreement to sell its oldest vessel, Star Iota, a Panamax vessel. The contracted fleet operating days under time charter in 2008, 2009 and 2010 is currently 100%, 90% and 69% respectively.
Seanergy Acquires FirstThree Dry Bulk Vessels
Seanergy Maritime Corp. has completed the acquisition, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., and its designated nominees, of the first three of six dry bulk carriers to be acquired pursuant to the Master Agreement dated May 20, 2008. The company took delivery of two 2008 Built Supramax vessels, the M/V Davakis G. and the M/V Delos Ranger, and the Handysize M/V African Oryx. The M/V Davakis G. and the M/V Delos Ranger each have a capacity of 54,000 dwt and are chartered at a rate of $60,000 per day until on or about September 2009 respectively. The M/V African Oryx, built in 1997, has a capacity of 24,110 dwt and is chartered at a rate of $30,000 per day until on or about September 2009.
FSRU Golar Tundra Sold to Golar LNG Partners
Golar LNG Limited has entered into a purchase agreement to sell the Golar Tundra, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), to Golar LNG Partners LP for a sale price of $330 million. In connection with the closing, Golar LNG Partners will receive a daily fee plus operating expenses, aggregating to approximately $2.6 million per month, for Golar LNG Limited's right to use the FSRU from the date of the closing until the date that the Golar Tundra commences operations under its time charter with West Africa Gas Limited. In return, the Partnership will remit to Golar any hire income received with respect to the Golar Tundra during this period.
Hual to Increase Fleet
Leif Höegh & Co. has entered an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. for three PCTC (Pure Car Truck Carrier) newbuildings (6100 ceu) for delivery in 2005. Delivered price will be approx. $50 million per vessel. vessels. 2005/2006. in a best possible way. increase to 32 vessels. Hual also operates approx.