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Aviation slump opens new ship finance pathway for boxships

Landmark deal to open up opportunities as ‘people know it’s possible,’ say lawyers linked to deal

International Containers

Hafnia in talks to buy 12 tankers from Scorpio

A deal would see Scorpio exit the long-range one tanker segment

Tankers and Gas Sale and Purchase

Shipbuilding orders in China rose in 2021 as profits declined

‘The international shipping markets were in a strong uptrend in 2021, leading to a better-than-expected recovery in newbuilding markets,’ says shipbuilding association

Asia Pacific Containers

Alibaba-linked carrier pays premium charter for vintage boxship

New carrier Transfar Shipping in which China e-commerce giant has stake, takes 20-year-old boxship in six-month deal

Asia Pacific Containers

Danaos sells 20-year-old boxship duo for $130m

Greek containership specialist will reap $1bn in extra revenue and sale proceeds from slew of deals that includes 11 new charters 

Europe Greece

Watson Farley & Williams names new maritime sector head

George Macheras joins George Paleokrassas as co-head of the maritime team. The law firm wants to attract new talent and clients to the firm in an effort to cultivate growth

United Kingdom Law

Alantra launches maritime and offshore team

Plan to establish global maritime practice focused initially on Greece, Scandinavia, Germany and the Middle East

Europe Middle East and Africa

Signs of life detected among European shipping banks

A recent tabulation by Athens-based consultancy Petrofin identifies the new market leader as Banque Nationale de Paris, with a book worth $21.5bn

Europe Finance

Creditors seek DSME owner after EU rejects Hyundai merger

The European Union’s veto on the proposed merger between Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries is fuelling speculation that the mooted union of South Korea’s two shipbuilders will eventually fall apart

Asia Pacific International

Maersk lifts full-year guidance again

Despite a fall in volumes on the previous year, fourth-quarter average freight rates were 80% higher. Market conditions for container shipping remain exceptional

Europe Denmark

Ship finance’s great Libor switch-off gets underway

Interest margins need to be recalculated on basis of new benchmark. What will that mean for your borrowing costs?

International Law

Gram Car Carriers aims for Oslo listing after private placement

As part of the private placement, Gram buys two vessels from F. Laeisz for a total of $61.6m in shares. That will take its fleet to 18 pure car and truck carriers

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