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Where Have All The Bulkers Gone, Long Time Passing
The shipping industry doesn’t have a folk singer, but if it did, he could write a shanty about the disappearing bulkers. It’s a story which raises questions about what we are up to...
Lion Shipbrokers: Two quiet weeks ahead
The BDI dropped further 136 points this week, currently standing at 1110, dangerously close to the psychological barrier of 1000 points. Historically, the Far Eastern holidays are always slowing down the shipping market this time of the year, so we anticipate two quiet weeks ahead.
Fearnleys Weekly (05) In the Atlantic rates have been slowly sliding but ows can still achieve decent money for TArv’s. USG positions still being fixed in region high 20k’s... 30/1/2014
Star Bulk Acquires Modern Post-Panamax Vessels
Star Bulk announced that it has entered into binding agreements to acquire two modern Post-Panamax bulk carriers, the M/V "GL Qushan" and the M/V "GL Daishan, " from an unaffiliated third party for a total consideration of $60m. Star Bulk also announced that it had executed a binding term sheet with Deutsche Bank AG for a new 7-year senior secured credit facility of up to $39m.

Capital orders tanker duo at Daewoo

Brokers report Capital Maritime has ordered two tanker vessels (dwt 300,000) at Daewoo at the price of USD 99 million. Delivery is expected 2016. Furthermore, broker reports suggest a Greek player has ordered two bulk carriers (dwt 43,000) at Qingshan (delivery 2016) for USD 24 million. The company has an option for two more units.
PL Shipping linked to handy purchase
Despite the falling charter market & the increasing ships’ values, buying interest remains strong, Lion Shipbrokers report. Most notably, having being inspected by almost 15 buyers (half of them Greeks), Japanese controlled grab fitted handymax NIKKEI PHOENIX went to Greek buyers (hearing clients of PL Shipping) for the level of $16mln.

Pac Basin confirms supramax bulker purchase

Pacific Basin Shipping has confirmed the purchase of a supramax bulker. Hong Kong-listed Pac Basin says it has paid $22m for the V1 vessel. Pac Basin explains the value of the latest deal did not require a stock exchange disclosure.
Third Shipping Deal in Six Months for Talis Capital
Talis Capital recently advised on its latest shipping transaction - the acquisition of a 12,200dwt 2011 built general cargo vessel. This vessel will be operated in the Black, Mediterranean and Azov sea region, alongside the existing fleet advised by Talis Capital.
Fearnleys Weekly: Bulker orders growing strong

The market remains very active, in particular for bulkers of most sizes. Interesting to note is Lauritzen's return to the newbuilding market, placing orders for ultramax both at Imabari, Japan, and at Dacks (Cosco Dalian), China. Scorpio increased their number of VLCCs at Hyundai by two more units and also went to Hanjin for two vessels to be built at their Subic facility in the Philippines. When delivered, these will be the first VLCCs to be built at Hanjin Subic.
China’s Coking Coal Imports: Blasting Ahead
In 2013, global seaborne coking coal trade grew firmly, and is estimated to have expanded 13% y-o-y to 266mt, following a 5% contraction in 2011 and a 6% recovery in 2012.

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