It will become extremely difficult for carriers to get financing from banks going forward, and even if they manage to do so, the price will be towering, Eddy Van de Voorde, professor of maritime economy, tells ShippingWatch ahead of a proposal for new bank regulations.
There are no real values of note in the German shipping sector right now, according to Lloyd Fonds. The company is scaling down its investments in the segment and would prefer to be on the sideline of what CEO Torsten Teichert describes as the endgame in Hamburg.
According to credit agency Infospectrum, Monjasa faces a huge deficit in 2016, which was also the year that the company was convicted of serious fraud. However, business seems to be back on track. Monjasa confirms the result to ShippingWatch.
What at first looked like an ordinary oil trade in West Africa has developed into a court dispute in London, Dubai, and Lagos. ShippingWatch has reconstructed the events which involve Danish businessman Jesper Øhlenschlæger, tax shelter company Nordic Oil & Gas, bunker company Endofa, and tanker carrier d'Amico International Shipping.
German asset manager MPC Capital has now tapped into USD 100 million the company raised back in April. MPC has purchased seven container ships, while another six are headed for delivery. Hamburg Süd's CEO will join the board of directors at MPC Container Ship.
The Maersk family and its four partners in the investment company Navigare Capital Partners, which will manage pension funds worth over USD 300 million, have injected upwards of DKK 100 million (USD 14 million) in a new fund, which will likely be the first of several funds aimed at investing in shipping.
Navigare Capital Partners, a new investment company targeting the shipping industry, has made its first investment in two product tankers. "We will invest in different segments," CEO Henrik Ramskov tells ShippingWatch.
One of the last remaining obstacles to forming a deal at the OPEC meeting in Vienna this week has been removed. Now Iraq will back a Russian and Saudi Arabian proposal to extend oil output cuts for 9 months.
The share price of John Fredriksen's drilling company Seadrill has declined drastically since the turn of the year. Ahead of the interim report set for release Wednesday morning, analysts note that the company has been unable to settle its announced restructuring.