Hunter Tankers Takes Delivery of ECO VLCC
Hunter Tankers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Norwegian investment company Hunter Group, has taken delivery of its first of seven identical ECO design VLCC newbuildings, the Hunter Atla.The vessel was handed over from the South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), said the company.Two additional VLCCs are scheduled for deliveries in 2019, while the remaining four vessels will delivered between March and July 2020.All seven of the Company’s…
SFI Acquires Three VLCCs From Hunter Group
Bermuda-based ship-owning and ship chartering firm Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has agreed to purchase three very large crude carriers (VLCCs) from Norwegian investment company Hunter Group. The 300,000 dwt oil tankers are currently being constructed by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Hunter Group placed the order for the VLCCs last year. SFI will pay almost $60 million for each tanker and a total of $180 million for all three.
Ship Finance International Acquires Three Box Ships
Ship Finance International Limited said it has agreed to acquire three large containerships in combination with long term time charters.The vessels were built in 2015 with approximately 10,600 TEU carrying capacity. The company expects to take delivery of the vessels in the near term, and the purchase price is confidential.The charters will run for a period of minimum six years, with options for the charterer to extend the charters up to 10 years. There is also a purchase option with profit split at the end of the initial period.
SFL Acquires Four 14,000 TEU Vessels
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) informs it has agreed to acquire four large container vessels in combination with long-term time-charters to a leading container line.The vessels are modern eco-design built in 2014 with approximately 14,000 TEU carrying capacity. The company said it expects to take delivery of the vessels in the near term, and the purchase price is confidential.The time-charters to a leading Asia-based container line run until 2024, with options to extend the charters by 18 months.
Ship Finance International Acquires 15 Vintage Vessels
Ship Finance International Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire a fleet of 15 feeder size container vessels, ranging from 1,100 TEU to 4,400 TEU, in combination with long term bareboat charters to a leading container line. The purchase price is confidential, but close to recycling value of the vessels. The charter term will be seven years from delivery, with subsequent purchase obligations by the charterer. Delivery of the vessels is expected in April and their aggregate EBITDA contribution is estimated to be approximately $20 million per year.
Vogel Joins SFL Board of Directors
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has appointed Gary S. Vogel to its Board of Directors. Vogel currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., a U.S listed owner and operator of geared dry bulk vessels. From 2000 to 2015, Vogel held various positions in Clipper Group Ltd. in Denmark, last as Chief Executive Officer. Vogel graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation as well as a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Tonnage 3rd Officers License.
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.
Ship Finance Buys Three Boxships
Ship Finance International Limited has acquired three 9,000 teu capacity container ships that are under construction from an unrelated third party. The Fredriksen-led company said that the three vessels are currently being constructed to a fuel-efficient design at an undisclosed yard. Delivery is expected between the last quarter of this year and the first quarter 2016. The boxships have similar technical specifications as our recently delivered 8,700 TEU container vessels, with the latest in eco-design features giving them a very competitive operational performance.
SFL Buys Two Car Carriers, Charters Them Out
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) acquire two car carriers & both have been chartered out. The Japan-built vessels have a capacity of approximately 6,500 car equivalent units (CEU) and were built in 2005 and 2006, respectively. The vessels will be time chartered to an investment grade logistics company, publicly listed in Asia. The charter period will be five years, adding approximately $85 million to our charter backlog. Expected delivery of the vessels will be in October and November 2012.
Ship Finance Terminates Charters With Horizon
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) has agreed to terminate chartering agreements with Horizon Lines, LLC relating to five of its vessels. Ship Finance will receive as termination compensation $40 million in second lien notes issued by Horizon Lines and warrants exercisable into ten percent of the common stock of Horizon Lines, Inc. as part of the restructuring outlined below. The 2,824teu vessels were built in Korea in 2006 and 2007, and have been chartered to Horizon Lines for an average of approximately 5 years.
SFL Sells Vessel, Terminates Charter
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the "Company"), today announced that it has agreed to sell the 20-year old combination carrier Front Breaker to an unrelated third party and has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline"). Delivery to the new owner is expected to be in May 2011 and Ship Finance expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $17.9 million including $6.6 million charter termination compensation payment from Frontline.