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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Navig8 Group News

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Navig8 Chemical Tankers Still in Red

Despite a shift in demand in the chemical shipping sector, Navig8 Chemical Tankers ended the fourth quarter ended 31st December, 2017 with a widened net loss of USD 3.7mln. Revenue for 4Q17 was $43.3 mill, compared to $33.9 mill for 4Q16. “The chemical tanker market began to show signs of improvement in the fourth quarter led by stronger demand in the chemical sector and tightening in the MR product tanker market,” said CEO Nicolas Busch. “With our fleet fully delivered, we are…

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Navig8 to Acquire 32 Chemical Tankers

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc,  international  shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, has  entered  into  contracts  to  acquire  32  modern,  fuel-efficient  newbuilding  chemical  tankers. As of today, 31 of these vessels have been delivered and are in operation, the company said in a press release. The remaining vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of 2017. Upon their respective deliveries, the Company’s vessels have and will be deployed in commercial pools managed by the Navig8  Group,  including  the  Chronos8,  Delta8  and  Stainless 8  pools.

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Oman Shipping Withdraws from Navig8 Pool

Navig8 Group (Navig8), the world's largest provider of maritime services,  has announced that it has been advised by Oman Shipping Company SAOC (OSC) that they have decided to internalize the commercial management of their VLCC fleet which had been hitherto in the VL8 pool. The VL8 pool is one of the largest VLCC tanker pools in the world and one of 16 shipping pools managed by Navig8. The company's 16 shipping pools bring together multiple, like-minded owners with vessels of similar type and characteristics, into distinct pools.

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Navig8 Acquires Chemical Tanker from STX

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc (the “Company”) (N-OTC: CHEMS), an international shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Topaz, a 49,000 DWT IMO2 Interline-coated chemical tanker, from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (“STX”). The Navig8 Topaz is the second STX vessel to be delivered under the sale and leaseback arrangements entered into with Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield”) announced on April 1, 2015.

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Navig8 Chemical Adds New Tanker from Kitanihon

Chemical shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has taken delivery of its first stainless steel chemical tanker, the Navig8 Sirius, from Japanese shipbuilder Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Navig8 Sirius is a 25,000 DWT stainless steel chemical tanker. The Navig8 Sirius is the first of six vessels contracted at Kitanihon to be delivered to the Company and is the first vessel to be delivered under the secured loan facility with Credit Suisse AG announced on June 22, 2016. The Navig8 Sirius will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group's Stainless8 commercial pool.

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Navig8 Buys RK Offshore

Maritime services provider Navig8 Group has agreed to buy shallow-water contractor RK Offshore Management. Singapore-headquartered Navig8 Group, the world's largest provider of maritime services, announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Africa-focused RKOffshore Management (RKOM), a fully-integrated provider of marine services to the offshore energy industry. Completion of the acquisitions is subject to a number of conditions precedent which are expected to be satisfied on or before 30 April 2016.

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Navig8 Leaseback Pact with with Chinese Financer

Navig8 Chemical Tankers has signed sale and leaseback agreements with China's Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BCFL) for a quartet of medium range tankers. The  for four 49,000 DWT Interline coated medium range tankers being built at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Korea (STX). The four vessels from STX  have contractual delivery dates ranging from end March 2017 to end June 2017. Under the sale and leaseback agreements, BCFL will provide funding for pre-delivery as well as the delivery instalments for the STX Vessels.

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Navig8 Acquires LR2 Tanker from Sungdong

Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. an international shipping company focused on the transportation of petroleum products, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Sanctity, a 110,000 DWT LR2 tanker, from Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (“Sungdong”). The Navig8 Sanctity is the second vessel to be delivered under the sale and leaseback arrangements entered into with Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield”) announced on July 13, 2015. Following delivery from Sungdong…

Eco LR2 Navig8 Solidarity 109,000dwt. Photo by Navig8 Product Tankers Inc.

Navig8 Product Tankers Expands Fleet

Navig8 Product Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of petroleum products, has taken delivery of one LR1 74,000 DWT product tanker, the Navig8 Expedite, from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. The vessel will be entered into and operated in the LR8 commercial pool operated by the Navig8 Group. Thus far the Company has taken delivery of three LR1 and two LR2 product tankers newbuildings and anticipates that its entire newbuilding fleet will be delivered by the end of 2016.

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Ocean Yield to Acquire Four LR2 Product Tankers

Norway’s Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to acquire four 115,000 dwt LR2 product tankers which are currently on order from Navig8 Product Tankers at Sungdong Shipbuilding in Korea. Ocean Yield has agreed to acquire the product tankers for a total consideration of USD 198.1 million, in combination with 13 years "hell and high water" bareboat charters to Navig8 Product Tankers Inc, says a company statement. The four vessels are being built at Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd, Korea, and are scheduled for delivery in January, March, May and July 2016.

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Vessel Operators Honored for Clean Shipping

Twenty-two shipping lines were honored yesterday, May 14, 2014, by the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for their efforts to improve air quality by slowing down or deploying cleaner vessels – or both – at the Port’s first Environmental Achievement Awards, the port announced. Formerly the Green Flag and Green Ship Awards, the annual event has been reintroduced as the Environmental Achievement Awards to reflect the participation of vessel operators in both Green Ship and Green Flag programs.

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POLB 'Green Flag', 'Green Ship', Program Awards

The Port of Long Beach's Green Flag and Green Ship annual awards honored 20 shipping lines for efforts to improve air quality. Efforts to improve air quality locally were accomplished by slowing ships down or deploying cleaner vessels, or both. The Port’s Green Flag Program was created in 2005 and participation today is nearly universal. In 2012, almost 96 percent of all ships calling at Long Beach slowed to 12 knots within 20 nautical miles of the Port. In 2009, the Port added the 40 nautical mile option and last year, more than 83 percent of vessels slowed from 40 nautical miles.