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Daily Briefing 5 September, 2017

MPC mulls third Oslo offering despite earlier Ernst Russ flop

German peers see different outcomes to fundraising efforts

Finance Containers Europe

Aegean Shipping makes dry bulk debut with up to eight kamsarmaxes

Orders at Cosco yard include four firm vessels and value could rise to $200m if options declared

Europe Greece Dry Bulk

CMES to acquire four Sinotrans & CSC subsidiaries for $550m

The deal serves as part of China Merchants Group’s plan to merge its shipping business

Tankers and Gas Dry Bulk Asia Pacific

Sulphur clampdown widened to all Yangtze River Delta ports

Latest move extends Beijing’s ECA rules from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nantong and Ningbo-Zhoushan to other ports in the region

Regulation Environment Asia Pacific

SM Line rises from the Hanjin collapse to eye a top 20 place

Korean carrier incorporated only last December looks set to join the top 20 container lines

Asia Pacific South Korea Containers

Scrapping is necessary for a VLCC recovery, says DNB

VLCC spot rates are far below operating costs, but doubts remain as to whether it is enough to boost scrapping

Tankers and Gas VLCC Casualty

September GRIs are a no-go

Chase for east-west cargo proves too strong, prompting lines to pull the plug on traditional monthly price push

Asia Pacific Europe North America

China Merchants buys Brazilian terminal operator

Deal values TCP at $1bn as CMPH makes inroads into South America

Ports and Logistics Containers Asia Pacific

Tight tonnage boosts handysize market

Harvey's disruption could affect freight rates in the long term

Dry Bulk Freight rates Handies

Scorpio Tankers completes merger with Navig8 Product Tankers

Company issues 55m or a 19.7% stake in its total shares to Navig8 Product stakeholders as part of the deal

Europe Monaco Norway


Daily Briefing 5 September 2017






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