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Daily Briefing 2 June, 2017


Bank rejected efforts by Bertram Rickmers to maintain control of restructured company


Rickmers insolvency — how did it come to this?

A timeline of Lloyd's List's extensive coverage of the trouble at Rickmers Group

Containers Finance Europe

EU and China to back climate deal at IMO

Leaked document shows EU and China more convinced of climate strategy than ever and willing to ensure aviation and shipping contribute to domestic and international measures

Environment Regulation Europe

Trafigura orders 22 new tankers

Trading giant has options for ten more at a cost of more than $1.35bn

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding China

Tanker owners slam $1.35bn newbuilds shopping spree

Up to 32 oil and product tankers, ordered by BoComm Financial Leasing, will be chartered to Trafigura

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding South Korea

Restructuring during a downturn is a responsibility for all, including banks

Solutions that can meet all stakeholders’ interests are hard to reach

Finance Norshipping Europe

Teekay Tankers to merge with Tanker Investments

Deal will result in combined assets of $2.4bn and acquisition of over $500m worth of modern tankers

Tankers and Gas North America Europe

Spanish stevedores' strikes back on after negotiations break down

Three days of action start next week with further dates to be announced as soon as tomorrow

Crewing Ports and Logistics Europe

Low sulphur cap to reignite boxship LNG debate

New regulation will push owners to reconsider, says Bureau Veritas director

Containers Regulation Environment

August completion for Liverpool2 sinkhole

Port takes necessarily cautious approach to ensure remedial works are fully carried out with no further risk of damage

Containers Ports and Logistics Europe

NYK Line embraces data sharing

Company sees benefits of collaboration with DNV GL and MAN engineering

Containers Classification Norshipping

Noble strategic review could involve sale of assets

DBS analyst also believes more equity dilution is possible

Dry Bulk Hong Kong Singapore

Nigeria and Libya to support suezmax tanker rates as Iran loses steam

Three countries exempted from Opec’s cuts have mixed impact on tanker demand

Tankers and Gas LNG Suez and Aframax

Oceans hold potential for jobs, growth and opportunity

Norwegian state secretary calls for ocean protection ahead of growth in maritime transport

Environment Ship operations Norshipping

LPG pressure: BW is wary, while Dorian talks to its banks

Times are tough right now for owners in LPG shipping

Tankers and Gas LNG LPG

Nigerian trade minister reveals $186m to tackle piracy

Security and infrastructure spending touted to attract investment in Nigeria

Piracy and Security Ship operations Norshipping

Frontline weighs potential for another move on DHT

Marshall Islands court decision still awaited, so the window is not yet fully closed

Tankers and Gas North America Europe

Shipping’s zero-sum game will continue to be played out, says Precious chief

Excessive vessel ordering is part of the industry’s nature, according to Khalid Hashim

Dry Bulk Finance Shipbuilding

Transatlantic MR trades look to US driving season for support

Europe-US product tanker rates rise on growing gasoline and diesel shipments

Tankers and Gas Products North America

Lack of trading activity drives down capesize earnings

Seasonal upswing in coal and iron ore demand to help market remain positive in the second half of the year

Dry Bulk Capes North America

HSH Nordbank pushes Rickmers Group into insolvency

After weeks of attention on bondholder battle, creditor bank makes surprise rejection of restructuring deal

Containers Finance Europe

HHI's January-May new orders grow five fold

South Korean builder expects to outperform its 2017 annual target

Tankers and Gas Ship operations Asia Pacific


Briefing: Rickmers power grab behind HSH restructuring rejection

Bank rejected efforts by Bertram Rickmers to maintain control of restructured company






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