Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (Week 4)
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Monday, January 14, 2013DryShips Inc. Reports Sale of Two Newbuilding Suezmaxes
DryShips Inc. announced the sale, via novation, of two of its tankersunder construction at Samsung Heavy Industries, Esperona andBlanca, to a third-party buyer. Under the terms of the two novationagreements dated December 27, 2012, the buyer assumes all
rights, benets, liabilities and obligations under both shipbuilding
contracts, in exchange for cash consideration of $21.4 million(that is, $10.7 million for each vessel) paid by the Company to theBuyer. As a result of this transaction, Dryships is released fromall its obligations under the shipbuilding contracts, both as thecontracting party and as a guarantor.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Signing of Contract for theEirik Raude
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. announced that it has signed denitive
documentation, following the previously announced Letter of Intent,for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs, the Eirik Raude, withan oil major. The drilling contract is for a one-well program, with anestimated duration of up to 6 months, for drilling offshore Ireland,with an estimated backlog of approximately $112 million, includingmobilization and demobilization. The rig is scheduled to commencethis contract in the second quarter of 2013, in direct continuationfrom its previous contract in West Africa.
Teekay Offshore Repurchases a Portion of Existing NorwegianBonds in Connection With New Norwegian Bond Issuance
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced that in connection withthe recently completed NOK 1,300 million bond issuance in theNorwegian bond market, the Partnership repurchased NOK 388.5million of the existing NOK 600 million Teekay Offshore bond issueTOP01 (ISIN:NO 001 059142.3) maturing 29 November 2013 at aprice of 102.50 percent of the principal amount of the repurchasedbonds.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/vNirefs With Intermare and m/v Myrto With Cargill
Diana Shipping Inc. announced that it has entered into a timecharter contract with Intermare Transport GmbH, Hamburg, througha separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Panamax drybulk carriers, the m/v Nirefs. The gross charter rate is US$8,000per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a periodof minimum eighteen (18) months to maximum twenty-four (24)months. The charter is expected to commence at the end of January 2013.
Seaspan Declares Quarterly Dividends on Series C and SeriesD Preferred Shares
Seaspan Corporation announced that the Company’’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.59375 per share onits Series C preferred shares for the period from October 30, 2012to January 29, 2013, and a cash dividend of $0.25948 per shareon its Series D preferred shares (NYSE:SSW.PR.D) for the periodfrom December 13, 2012 to January 29, 2013. The dividends willbe paid on January 30, 2013 to all Series C and Series D preferredshareholders of record as of January 29, 2013.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Seaspan Signs Newbuilding Contracts for Fuel Efcient
SAVER Design 14,000 TEU Class Vessels at HHI
Seaspan Corporation announced that it has signed contracts for the
construction of ve 14,000 TEU class newbuilding containerships
at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The vessels are scheduledfor delivery in 2015 and will be constructed using Seaspan’’s fuel
efcient SAVER design. Concurrently with executing the newbuildingcontracts, Seaspan signed 10-year, xed-rate time charters for the
vessels with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation. After theinitial 10-year charter periods, Yang Ming may extend the charter for each vessel up to an additional two years.
Thursday, January 17, 2013Nordic American Tankers Limited Declares the Dividend
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. announced that its Board of Directorshas declared a dividend of $0.16 for the fourth quarter of 2012.The Company is assessing expansion plans including orderingof new vessels from shipyards or buying second hand vessels athistorically low prices. The level of the declared dividend should
be seen in the context of a planned eet expansion. Expansion is
essentially the same as investing in the future. However, also yieldis a priority as demonstrated by this payment of dividend for the62nd consecutive quarter since the autumn of 1997.
NewLead Holdings Ltd. Announces Signing Agreement toAcquire Properties with Estimated Coal Reserves of 18.6Million Tons; Signing Agreement to Acquire Properties withEstimated Coal Reserves of 143.1 Million Tons and Securing3-year Coal Supply Contracts Expected to Generate $873.5million of Revenue
NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced that the Company hasentered into an agreement to acquire title and excavation rights inproperties containing 18.6 million tons of estimated coal reservesfor $11.0 million. NewLead also entered into an agreement toacquire ownership and leasehold interests in properties containingapproximately 143.1 million tons of coal for $55.0 million.
Costamare Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.27 per Share
Costamare Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, payable onFebruary 13, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of tradingof the Company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchangeon January 30, 2013. The Company has 74,800,000 shares of common stock outstanding as of today.
Friday, January 18, 2013Teekay LNG Partners L.P. Declares Distribution
Teekay GP LLC, has declared a cash distribution of $0.675 per unitfor the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The cash distributionis payable on February 14, 2013 to all unit holders of record onFebruary 1, 2013.
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. Declares Distribution
Teekay Offshore GP LLC, has declared a cash distribution of