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Teekay Gets $450mln for Shuttle Tanker Fleet

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The midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry Teekay Offshore Partners announced that in accordance with previously noted financing plans, it has secured a new $450 million revolving credit facility for sixteen shuttle tankers.The facility will be used to refinance the existing revolving credit facility dated September 8,

Pacific Radiance Wins Case Against Chinese Yard

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Singapore-based offshore vessel operator Pacific Radiance has won an arbitration award against a Chinese shipyard in a case involving two cancelled platform supply vessels (PSVs).The arbitral award provides for the refund of the pre-delivery instalment amounting to $2.8m along with contractual interest

Star Bulk Carriers Reports Q1 Loss

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Greek shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corp reported a net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.06 loss per share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.Net income for the first quarter of 2018 was $9.9 million, said the global shipping company providing worldwide seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector.

ZIM Cuts Q1 Net Loss

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The Israel-headquartered container carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) reported  a first-quarter net loss of $17.5 million compared with a net loss of $26.1 million in the first quarter of 2018.The global container shipping company said in a stock exchange annoucement that its first-quarter revenues were $796.

TenneT Issues EUR1.25bln Green Bond

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Netherlands-based transmission system operator TenneT Holding B.V. has launched and priced another Green Bond issue of EUR 1.25 billion, with proceeds set to be used for investing in offshore wind.The Green Bond issue is split in two tranches of EUR 500 million and EUR 750 million with the support of five banks: ABN AMRO,

LNG Shipping Market Declines in Q1: Golar

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The 1Q liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping market declined from strong 4Q levels in line with historic seasonality, said Golar LNG, a LNG shipping company registered in Bermuda.LNG demand growth in China and other SE Asian countries was largely offset by declines in Japan and Korea due to a combination

Brookfield Eyes TeeKay Offshore Partners

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Canada-based Brookfield Business Partners has made an offer to purchase the publicly traded units of Teekay Offshore Partners (TOP), midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry,  that it doesn't already own.The offer was for $1.05/unit–shares are trading at that level now–no premium in the offer.

Norway Hits GCL with Sulfur Fine

MS MAGELLAN: Documentation shows that the ship has entered two world heritage fjords with sulphur values far beyond the legal limit values. Photo: Sjøfartsdirektoratet

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has fined Greek cruise ship operator Global Cruise Lines (GCL) for using 0.17 percent sulfur fuel in a 0.10 percent sulfur ECA zone.NMA informed that MS Magellan, which is owned by the Greek company GCL, has violated the legislation on fuel sulphur limits in the

Pacific Basin Closes New Credit Facility

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Hong Kong-based dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping Limited has closed a new USD 115 million 7-year reducing revolving credit facility secured over 10 of the Company’s owned ships.The new facility is supported by a syndicate of three leading international banks, said a press release from the dry bulk shipping company.

Naval Group Might Look at Thyssen's Marine Unit

France's Naval Group would consider buying Thyssenkrupp's marine division if the German steel-to-submarines conglomerate were to offer the unit for sale, a German newspaper cited a source close to the French group as saying."We will look at the marine business of ThyssenKrupp if it is put on sale,"

EnscoRowan Wins Arbitration Against SHI

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Offshore drilling services provider EnscoRowan announced that an arbitration tribunal has awarded it $180 million in damages in its proceedings against South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).Further, the company will be claiming interest on this amount and costs incurred in connection with the matter.

DNO Completes $400mln Bond Placement

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The Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and the North Sea, DNO ASA said it has completed the private placement of USD 400 million of new, five-year senior unsecured bonds with a coupon rate of 8.375 percent.The bond placement received strong investor demand across international markets and was oversubscribed,

ZEABORN Acquires CPO Tankers

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The international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised Bremen-based Breakbulk shipping line Zeaborn Group (ZEABORN) on its acquisition of Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers).ZEABORN acquired CPO Tankschiffreederei from the Offen Group, which specialises in the management of oil and product tankers.

Conrad Backlog at $122.7m

Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink: CNRD) announced for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, it had a net loss of $307,000 and loss per diluted share of $0.06 compared to net income of $586,000 and earnings per diluted share of $0.12 during the first quarter of 2018.Conrad’s backlog was $122.7 million at March 31, 2019 compared to $127.

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