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The Sohmen-Pao family trumped Maersk's bid on Hafnia

Maersk Tankers wanted to acquire Hafnia's fleet, but was beaten by BW Group and the Sohmen-Pao family with an attractive offer to buy the entire shipping company. ShippingWatch reconstructs the story about how one of the world's biggest product tanker carriers was created.

Are equity funds moving on from shipping investments?

Are the three recent changes in ownership of Unifeeder, Nordic Tankers and Hafnia Tankers a sign that private equity is leaving shipping after gaining hard-earned experience? Not necessarily, say several observers. ShippingWatch provides an overview of the transactions completed in recent years.

Hafnia's shareholders approve merger

Hafnia Tankers and BW Tankers can now move to the next stage of their merger, which will create a new, major product tanker player under the Hafnia name. On Thursday, Hafnia's shareholders approved the merger.

Hafnia and BW Tankers merger in place within one month

One of the world's largest product tanker carriers will soon see the light of day. According to several sources speaking to ShippingWatch, the merger between Hafnia and BW Tankers is expected to be secured within the next few weeks.

Frustrations about bad bunker remain intact

While new cases of bad bunker seem to have come to a halt, existing cases are still causing headaches among shipowners, charterers and suppliers, says Mathias Steinø, partner at firm Hafnia Law, to ShippingWatch.

Hafnia Tankers' new board of directors has been settled

BW Group has now officially entered the Hafnia Tankers board of directors after its acquisition of the Danish product tanker shipping company. Hafnia Tankers' CFO has also stepped down, while the work toward a merger with BW Tankers continues.

Sole Shipping on the lookout for more contracts

The discrete Norwegian investor Sole Shipping, which has a large back catalog of sale and leaseback deals with prominent shipping companies, is ready for more deals with carriers after the company entered a million-dollar financing agreement with Hafnia Tankers recently.

BW's purchase of Hafnia shares could lead to two scenarios

BW Group's large acquisition of shares in Hafnia Tankers could lead to two paths, sources tell ShippingWatch. Very positive for Hafnia Tankers that BW Group becomes new majority shareholder in company, CEO Mikael Skov tells ShippingWatch.

Product tanker in intense consolidation race

The meetings to discuss product tanker mergers are intensifying, and many signs indicate that there will be fewer independent carriers in the segment by 2019. "Something will happen in 2018," stakeholders tell ShippingWatch.

Hafnia Tankers books another deficit in tough market

Denmark based product tanker carrier Hafnia Tankers booked red figures on the bottom line in the third quarter, much like many of its competitors. The carrier has now lost USD five million in the first nine months of 2017, but believes that better times lie ahead.

Maersk Tankers far behind competitors

One of the next companies to be spun off from Maersk Group, Maersk Tankers, made a tactical error in the latest quarter, acknowledges CEO Christian Ingerslev to ShippingWatch. This led to a significantly bad result.

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