Two thirds of the bondholders need to vote in favor of repayment of their loans being postponed, otherwise J. Lauritzen's entire, new refinancing package, including backing from the banks and owner Lauritzen Fonden, will collapse. ShippingWatch has interviewed CEO Mads Zacho about the prospects.
After a brutal start to 2016, it now seems that 2017 will be a much better year for dry bulk carriers such as Norden and Golden Ocean, which currently boast positive recommendations from Danske Bank as well as Clarksons Platou.
Vice president of Lauritzen Bulkers, Martin Sato, has resigned from the dry bulk carrier. The news comes just a few days after the carrier's head of dry cargo stepped down. Sato will instead join dry bulk carrier Baltnav.
Two of the shipping industry's most renowned carriers, Scorpio Bulkers and Scorpio Tankers, are paying out huge fees to related parties. "Unfortunate and burdensome for companies and shareholders", says Deutsche Bank.
The idea that bigger companies enjoy increased interest from major investors will now be put to the test in the wake of the merger between Navig8 and Scorpio Tankers, says Mikael Skov, CEO of Hafnia Tankers, who has IPO plans of his own.
Hapag-Lloyd and UASC are now officially merged after the two container carriers have agreed on the last remaining formalities in the deal. The merger will create the world's fifth-largest carrier by capacity. Get the latest details here.
The Fredriksen-controlled rig unit exits the first quarter with a slide in revenue and an operating result virtually slashed in half compared to the same period last year. A new investor could be about to enter the company.
A fishermen's strike and a fine from Iceland's Financial Supervisory Authority were factors in a reduction of Eimskip's profit in this year's first quarter. Growing expenses in freight rates and fuel also had a negative impact.
The consolidation wave in product tanker is now reality. Robert Bugbee's Scorpio Tankers will merge with Navig8 and issue new shares for USD 200 million. The new behemoth will have a fleet of 105 vessels and will compete directly with carriers such as Torm, Ardmore, and Hafnia Tankers.