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Himalaya Shipping lists in Oslo after fundraising

Company says the equity issue was ‘significantly’ oversubscribed and was directed towards a few industrial and financial investors

Dry Bulk Norway

Panamax values surge as carriers seek any tonnage that floats

The former workhorse of the container sector has fallen from grace in recent years. But the frantic container shipping sector is giving panamaxes one last hurrah before they head to the beaches

International Mediterranean Shipping Co

CSSC Shipping issues $500m green bonds

The bond issue comes against the backdrop of Beijing’s pledge to decarbonise the country’s economy and the pressing need at the international level for cutting greenhouse gas emissions generated by ships

Asia Pacific Containers

Nordea still losing money on $7bn shipping book

‘Restrictions are easing, vaccination programmes are progressing well, and a return to more normal activity is under way,’ says chief executive

Sweden Finance

Cosco Shipping unit hit by tanker doldrums

Chinese tanker owner expects net profits in the January-June period to slump by more than 80% compared to the year-ago period

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

Kuehne+Nagel profits from higher value shipments

Sea freight volumes rose in the first half of the year but remain below the pre-pandemic peak. But higher margins drove an earnings rebound

Europe Switzerland

Handysize owner Taylor Maritime to raise $75m to expand fleet

Second issuing coincides with rates for the smaller bulk carrier sector soaring to the highest since September 2008

International Dry Bulk

Purus Marine eyes 100-vessel fleet after SOV purchase

The maritime holding company focusing on assets with a better environmental performance has recently bought a large offshore wind service operation vessel that it will charter out next year

International Energy

China Merchants sells bulkers to boxship owners

Chinese company says the sale is part of its plan to retire non eco-designed tonnage given the impending stricter emission rules

Asia Pacific Containers

Danaos agrees $260m deal for six widebeam containerships

All the vessels were built in 2014-2015 and are currently on charter to Maersk and Ocean Network Express with an average remaining charter duration of about two years

Greece Danaos

Ample availability for ship funding, says ABN Amro

Dutch bank ABN Amro is looking for green growth in European shipping projects following the sale of its US portfolio and strategic withdrawal from energy and trade finance

Finance Europe

Stena Bulk bails out Concordia Maritime

Concordia Maritime and Stena Bulk both controlled by Sweden’s Sten A. Olsson family

Sweden Tankers and Gas