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Keep informed with daily analysis and insight into shipping’s relationship with financial markets including company results, credit reports and investment decisions

Asian finance for shipping on the rise in ‘challenging’ year for banks

Japanese banks much more visible among top 40 lenders, while French, Belgian and Greek banks buck the declining trend in Europe, says analyst

Finance Containers

Wan Hai acquires 7,000 teu newbuilds from CULines

These two mid-sized newbuildings were once an important symbol of small-sized CULines’ expansion ambitions

Containers Sale and Purchase

Secondhand containership demand drives values by up to 30%

Containership values have risen by up to 30% since the beginning of the year as Red Sea diversions created a capacity crunch. While the majority of sales in 2024 have been to liner operators, tonnage providers are becoming more interested in secondhand ship purchases

Containers Sale and Purchase

Volatility in box sector here to stay

The recent surge in freight rates should not come as a surprise in such a cyclical sector, analysts say

Containers Ship operations

BW Group seeks to unload Navigator shares worth over $90m

BW acquired its stock in Navigator from WL Ross in 2020 at $9 per share with the current price now above $15

Tankers and Gas BW firms

Diana eyes $150m bond placement in Norwegian market

Early move is consistent with refinancings of past Diana bonds well ahead of maturities

Finance Dry Bulk

Investors flee Asian shipping stocks as Gaza truce threatens to cool surging rates

From Shanghai to Hong Kong to Tokyo, shipping companies’ stocks abruptly halted their rally over the past few weeks, following news that the UN has adopted a resolution endorsing a US-sponsored ceasefire proposal aimed at ending the eight-month war in Gaza

Containers Finance
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A tale of three offerings: The nine-figure equity sales of Dorian, Zim and Torm

Strong share pricing has given Dorian LPG an opportunity to raise cash by selling common equity. It simultaneously gave private equity firm Oaktree a chance to exit a portion of its Torm stake, and allowed Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer to monetise more of his Zim position

Containers Tankers and Gas

Lomar wraps up epic asset play with last boxship sale deals

‘Biggest bet’ pays out, but company had to endure tough times for more than a decade in order to prevail, says Libra founder George Logothetis

Europe Greece

‘Carbon sponge’ attracts sharks in Athens

A Los Angeles tech start-up aiming to solve onboard carbon capture’s storage problem won nods of approval from a panel of executives at the Posidonia Shark Tank — and hints of investment to come

Posidonia Sustainability

Squeeze on boxship tonnage providers continues as fleet share diminishes

With a falling fleet share and low orderbook, BIMCO’s chief analyst said the future of the non-operating owner looks bleak

Containers BIMCO

Taiwan’s TS Lines makes third attempt at an IPO in Hong Kong

As a Taipei-based shipping company with a focus on China’s Greater Bay Area, TS Lines acknowledges the risks associated with the deterioration of cross-strait relations

Red Sea Risk Containers
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