The oil price is balancing at its highest level in 12 months. Russian president Vladimir Putin has laid a solid market foundation, but Goldman Sachs questions the likelihood of balance being restored to the market.
BY RITZAU FINANS & SHIPPINGWATCH Published 11.10.16 at 11:15
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A multiple year boom could be coming to an end for the colorful Norwegian shipping magnate John Fredriksen's crown jewel, Seadrill, as the company has turned out to be USD 14 billion in debt and at which a race against time and unsatisfied bond holders has begun.
Seadrill CEO is eyeing a new plan for the struggling company, which still targets raising about $1 billion in new capital. "We don't just kick the can down the road," said Per Wullf in an interview Friday.
Oil and gas resources worth upwards of NOK 900 billion (USD 105 billion) could be hiding in the eastern part of the northern Barents Sea, estimates the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate after mapping the area.
Several EU nations are currently subject to comprehensive reviews of their subsidies to carriers and maritime businesses. The EU Commission is preparing a more restrictive practice, ShippingWatch is told.
That was one of the arguments cited when Hafnia Tankers CEO Mikael Skov and CEO of Teekay Corporation, Kenneth Hvid, participated in a debate in which they had to convince representatives from family-owned carriers that they belong to the past.
John Fredriksen's Frontline has sent a new offer to DHT in which the company proposes a merger of Frontline and DHT. "We are convinced that the proposed new combination of Frontline and DHT will maximize value for both sets of shareholders," writes Frontline. DHT Holdings describes the new bid as "unimproved."
A new report from Norway's Menon Economics, published Wednesday in Singapore, cements Singapore's status as the world's number one maritime hub. The analysis names Hamburg, Oslo, Rotterdam, London, and Copenhagen as the five key European maritime capitals.
Equity fund Altor blurred the cash trail when it via Deloitte took DKK 1.2 billion out of Denmark. Now the Danish Customs and Tax Administration wants repayment of DKK 140 million, reports Danish media DR.