Sovcomflot completes USD 900 mln in Foreign Investment
Russia’s maritime shipping company Sovcomflot has announced that it has entered into a new USD 264 million six-year revolving credit facility with a consortium of five leading international banks.The completion of this credit facility marks the successful finalisation of SCF’s 2018 financing plan, with total new debt capital raised this year amounting to circa USD 900 million, said Nikolay Kolesnikov, Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of PAO Sovcomflot."The fund allows us to fully address the Group’s mid-term financing requirements…
Viking Supply Ships Completes Restructuring
Swedish OSV owner Viking Supply Ships (VSS) has signed a final agreement to complete the restructuring of its finances as credit committees of all its senior lenders have approved the completed programme. According to the agreed and approved restructuring, VSS loan facilities will carry significant less cash interest and instalments until maturity on 31 March 2020. Limited cash interest and instalments will be paid until Q4 2018. Financial covenants on the loan facilities are amended to provide Viking Supply Ships A/S with ample room to operate under the present challenging market conditions.
Shipping Woes: DVB Bank Posts Loss
Shipping Financier DVB Bank reported a consolidated net loss before taxes of EUR 135.3 million ($142.4 miln) for 2016 (previous year: consolidated net income of EUR 46.1 million). Since DVB Bank SE, the parent company of the DVB Bank Group, did not generate a net retained profit during the financial year, regretfully no dividends will be paid. Due to the persistent downturn in numerous segments of the shipping industry and an ongoing challenging environment for the offshore industry caused by low oil prices…
DVB Bank to Dispose GOL's Six Vessels
DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia) Ltd, a unit of Germany’s DVB Bank SE, can now go ahead and seek bids for selling six ships of GOL Offshore, earlier known as Great Offshore Ltd, to recover their part of outstanding loans, says a report in the Livement. The Bombay high court has allowed DVB Group to start the process of undertaking valuations of six ships of Mumbai-based offshore services firm and seek potential bids. Bombay high court said six offshore vessels—Malaviya 23, Malaviya 24…
BIMCO’s Analyst at Singapore Ship Finance Forum
Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO, Peter Sand will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Marine Money Ship Finance Forum in Singapore. This is the 14th annual forum and it will take place at 22-23 September 2015. Peter Sand will deliver the introductory presentation to the panel discussion titled: “Quantifying the tanker market boom? What are the triggers for the extension or the curtailing of current rates?” scheduled for September 22nd. The other panellists are: Paddy Rodgers…
Dorian LPG Lands Debt Financing for Newbuilding Program
Dorian LPG Ltd. a leading owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers ("VLGCs"), today announced that is has received commitments for up to $761 million of debt financing for its VLGC newbuilding program. ABN AMRO Capital (USA), LLC ("ABN AMRO") is acting as Global Coordinator, and Citibank, NA, London Branch ("Citibank") is acting as Export Credit Agency Coordinator. The financing has four separate tranches. $250 million of commercial debt financing is being provided by ABN AMRO; ING Bank N.V., London branch ("ING"); DVB Bank S.E.
Misuga Group Appoints Soanes as COO
Experienced shipping executive joins from DVB Bank to lead the Misuga Group in their next stage of growth and development. The Misuga Group announced that Capt. Herbert Soanes has been named Chief Commercial Officer for Europe and the Americas. Capt. Soanes will solidify and expand the business base which encompasses a fleet of more than 170 vessels. Capt. Soanes spent the past 10 years at DVB Bank serving most recently as Senior Vice President in their global shipping and offshore business.
M&M Appoints Lunde to Directors Board
Maritime and Merchant AS (to be renamed Maritime & Merchant Bank ASA), which was granted a banking license by The Financial Supervisory of Norway (FSAN) on the 28th of January for establishing a global bank dedicated solely to the shipping and offshore industries, has announced the appointment of Dagfinn Lunde to its Board of Directors. Lunde brings more than 30 years experience gained from leadership roles at several leading shipping, banking and consulting companies. His international experience includes management positions within the Klaveness Group of Companies…
Deepwater Driller Ocean Rig 2012 Financial Reports
Ocean Rig UDW Inc international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services reports unaudited losses in Q4 & year-end 2912 financial results. For the year ended 2012, the Company reported a net loss of $132.3 million, or $1.00 basic and diluted loss per share. ◦ Costs associated with the 10-year class survey for the Eirik Raude of $65.5 million, or $0.50 per share. Excluding the above items, the Company's net results would have amounted to a net loss of $66.8 million, or $0.50 per share.
Dryships Announces Signing Of $800 Million Loan Facility
ATHENS, GREECE – April 18, 2011 - DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the “Company” or “DryShips”), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced the signing, by its majority-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (“Ocean Rig”), of the $800 million syndicated secured term loan facility to partially finance the construction costs of the Ocean Rig Corcovado and Olympia. This facility has a 5 year term and 12 year repayment profile, and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin.
Topaz Second Vessel for $225M BP Contract
Topaz Energy and Marine recently took delivery of the newest addition to its fleet, the Caspian Protector. The vessel will be deployed in Azerbaijan in support of a 10 year $225m BP contract won in 2008. The Caspian Protector is a state-of-the-art 200-ft vessel designed for emergency recovery and response (ERRV), standby duties and fire fighting operations. It is the first vessel in the Caspian region to be equipped with three daughter craft and two fast rescue craft. The vessel…
Tight Credit Squeezes Maritime Industry
“Liquidity has come back to some extent,” said Oliver Ebner, Senior Manager, Project and Structured Finance for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Ebner is one of a panel of speakers lined up to address a special session on financing the industry in the global economic slowdown at Middle East Money & Ships, the region’s premier networking event for senior executives from the maritime and finance sectors. The conference from 7-8 October 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, will also assess the continued appetite for investment in shipping…