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Daily Briefing 31 July, 2017

Bank loans are available for top containership owners, says Costamare executive

Greek owner says very long-term chartering is still not the market norm

Europe International Greece

A new blueprint for private equity investments in shipping

Alternative asset manager gains substantial control of Teekay Offshore at a low entry cost

Teekay firms Finance North America

Containerships should take the lead in using LNG fuel, says Poten & Partners

Most LNG-fuelled vessels in service are ro-pax ferries and platform service vessels

Europe Asia Pacific IMO

D’Amico’s Fiori sees 'proper' product tanker rebound months away

Milan-listed product tanker specialist slumps into second-quarter loss

Europe Italy Tankers and Gas

Vale says Samarco will not restart this year

News is bearish for capesize market that was relying on iron ore and pellet volumes
Dry Bulk Brazil Ship operations

Transpacific GRI gains traction as Asia-Europe falters

Spot rates on eastbound Asia-US services surge, but Asia-Europe lines fail in latest benchmark bid 

Asia Pacific Europe North America

Indian consulate names companies on seafarer mistreatment

Consulate cautions on accepting employment
Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa United Arab Emirates

Sembcorp Marine imposes wage freeze as profit falls 32%

Singapore shipbuilder says niche markets in LNG carrier and cruiseship repairs have held up well

Asia Pacific Singapore Finance

Capital Product Partners secures $460m loan amid tighter profits

HSH Nordbank and ING Capital lead six-year credit facility

Europe North America Greece

The easy way out

Suicide has become the most common cause of seafarers’ deaths. Now the ITF Seafarers’ Trust hopes to throw more light on this sad business with fresh research

International Crewing Regulation


Daily Briefing 31 July 2017






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