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Safe Bulkers Updates Charter Arrangements

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International provider of marine drybulk transportation  Safe Bulkers said that two of its vessels - MV Kypros Sky and MV Kypros Spirit - were sold and leased back recently on a bare-boat charter basis for a period of eight years.The Monaco-headquartered company said that with purchase options

Dry Bulk Fleet Growth to Slow to 3.1% in 2020

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The largest international shipping association representing shipowners, BIMCO said that it expects dry bulk fleet growth to slow to 3.1% in 2020, after a 3.9% fleet expansion in 2019.As this level of growth still exceeds demand growth, the market will also deteriorate in 2020, it pointed out.Meanwhile,

Belships Sells Bulker to Marti Shipping

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Belships ASA, a bulk carrier operator and ship management company, has confirmed that it  entered into an agreement with Marti Shipping & Ship Management of Turkey for a bareboat charter and subsequent sale of BELEAST.The 50 000 dwt bulk carrier was built in 2006 and was the oldest ship in Belships fleet.

Diana Shipping Fixes Coronis with Koch

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Diana Shipping  announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Coronis.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels said that the gross charter rate is US$8,

Petronas Inks 12-yr Contract with K-Line

The signing ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: “K” Line

Malaysian national oil company Petronas’ subsidiary Petronas LNG Ltd recently signed a 12-year time charter party (TCP)  with a Japanese shipowner Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) for two midsized new build LNG vessels.According to the statement, the TCP includes an extension option for an additional 12 years.

Diana Shipping Fixes Philadelphia with BHP

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Diana Shipping announced that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with BHP Billiton Freight Singapore Pte. Ltd., for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Philadelphia.According to the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels,

Scorpio Bulkers to Sell, Leaseback 3 Bulkers

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The provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities Scorpio Bulkers has agreed to sell and leaseback two Ultramax vessels (SBI Cronos and SBI Achilles) and one Kamsarmax vessel (SBI Lynx) to Ocean Yield ASA for a total financing consideration of $62.8 million.Upon completion, which is estimated to take place in the first quarter of 2020,

MISC Clinches Petrobras Contract

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Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AET Tanker Holdings Sdn Bhd, has been awarded long-term charter contracts for three newbuilding Suezmax DP2 Shuttle Tankers from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

K Line Orders LNGC with Hudong-Zhonghua

The signing ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: K Line

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has ordered two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with  with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding backed by long-term contracts with Malaysia's energy giant Petronas.The 12-year contract to charter them to Petronas starts in 2022, with an option for an extension for a further 12 years.

Total in 10-Year LNG Bunkering Pact with Pavilion

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Temasek-owned Pavilion Energy has signed a 10-year fully-termed agreement to jointly develop an LNG bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore with Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS),  a subsidiary of French energy conglomerate Total SA.Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised  on signing the contract.

SFL Sells its Oldest VLCC

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Bermuda-based SFL Corporation has sold and delivered Front Hakata, a 2002-built very large crude carrier (VLCC).The international ship owning and chartering company said that the net cash proceeds to SFL was approximately $30 million after a compensation to Frontline Ltd. for the early termination of the charter.

Diana Shipping Sells Dry Bulker

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Diana Shipping announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2002-built vessel “Norfolk”.The delivery to the buyer is scheduled for latest by February 25, 2020, said a press note from the global

Safe Bulkers Sells, Leasebacks 8 Vessels

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The Monaco-headquartered provider of marine drybulk transportation services Safe Bulkers Safe Bulkers has sold and leased back eight ships to refinance $105.2m in loans coming due in 2023 and 2025.The New York-listed bulker owner said that it will receive $158.3m in proceeds from the transaction.Under the arrangements,

Diana Shipping Fixes Astarte with Aquavita

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Diana Shipping through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Aquavita International S.A., for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Astarte.According a press release from the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels,

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