• 2018 May 23 12:13

    MPC Container Ships ASA acquires three 2,500 TEU feeder container vessels

    MPC Container Ships ASA ("MPCC") has entered into agreements with Triton Debt Opportunities S.C.A. and its subsidiary Victoria Schulte Shipping Ltd. regarding the acquisition of MV Victoria Schulte, a geared 2,500 TEU vessel built in 2005 at Aker MTW Werft, Germany (tbr "AS Paola"). The deal has been structured as a combined cash and share deal. MPCC will pay a total consideration of USD 11,800,000 and may at its discretion settle up to USD 2,990,000 of this amount by way of delivering new common shares in MPCC.

    Additionally, MPCC has entered into agreements with Schifffahrtsgesellschaft MS "WELLE" mbH & Co. KG and Schifffahrtsgesellschaft MS "WOGE" mbH & Co. KG to acquire MV "Welle" (tbr "AS Penelope") and MV "Woge" (tbr "AS Pauline"), two gearless 2,500 TEU vessels built in 2005 and 2006 at STX Shipbuilding, Korea. The two vessels will be acquired for USD 11,000,000 each.

    Physical takeover of the vessels is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2018, lifting the fleet of MPCC to a total of 68 vessels.

    Of this, 40 vessels are owned and operated by MPC Container Ships Invest B.V. ("MPCC Invest"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPCC. MPCC Invest is pleased to announce that the proceeds of USD 200 million from the bond issue have successfully been disbursed from the Escrow Account and applied in accordance with the bond terms. MPCC Invest has now successfully taken over all vessels, including 15 initial vessels and 25 additional vessels. The acquisitions of these vessels have been financed, in part, by the bond proceeds.

    MPCC Invest is incorporated as a private limited liability company and domiciled in the Netherlands. The bond issue MPC Container Ships Invest B.V. FRN Senior Secured USD 200,000,000 bonds 2017/2022 (ISIN NO 0010805872) is governed by bond terms dated 20 September 2017 as amended by addendum no. 1 dated 12 February 2018 in connection with a tap issue between MPCC Invest as issuer and Nordic Trustee AS as trustee for the Bondholders.

    MPC Container Ships ASA was formed in April 2017. Its main activity is to own and operate a portfolio of container ships with a focus on the feeder segment between 1,000 and 3,000 TEU. Since its inception, MPC Container Ships ASA successfully completed multiple rounds of funding in the capital markets. The amount raised through both equity and bond offerings currently totals USD 625 million (USD 425 million in equity, USD 200 million in bonds). The company managed to successfully deploy the capital in shipping transactions and thus built up a fleet of 68 vessels. MPC Container Ships ASA is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code “MPCC”.




2018 October 15

12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture
11:47 BPO pays a visit to the Port of Ust-Luga
11:26 Rosterminalugol exported 16 million tonnes of coal YTD
11:05 Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia
10:54 Bunker prices continue going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:50 Port of Gothenburg starts construction of new terminal
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 1.2% to $81.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $71.81
10:11 De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen RSD WID Tug 2915 Hybrid Fregate and ASD Tug 2310 SD Papillon
10:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,515 points
09:58 Damen signs for another three years as founding partner of the Nederlands Dans Theater
09:51 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
09:33 RF Government approves plan for modernization and expansion of core infrastructure
09:14 Vimpel Shipyard launches border patrol boat of Project 1496М1 built for FSB Border Guard Service

2018 October 11

19:00 Gasum becomes 100% owner of Skangas, consolidates its position as the leading Nordic LNG provider
18:36 FLEX LNG to enter into transaction to acqure five 5th generation LNG newbuildings
18:27 Caterpillar Marine announces the latest generation of azimuth thrusters - MTA v3
17:50 Cruise ship crash, ship grounding force watchdog to act
17:27 Economic value of UK ports industry highlighted by British Ports Association
17:22 Throughput of Russian seaports in 9M’18 grew by 4% Y-o-Y to 604.2 million tonnes (detalization)
17:06 PSP Investments welcomes new investment partners to Forth Ports
16:25 Marine Recruiting Agency to train Rosmorport employees
16:08 CMA CGM reaffirms its ambition to turn CEVA into a stronger logistics leader
15:59 MSC adds new rail service in Spain
15:24 MABUX warns bunker prices may be vulnerable amid the uncertainties on both the supply and demand side
14:36 Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard upgrades its equipment
13:58 In-built oil recovery system of IB Polaris undergoing tests – Arctia prepared to offer oil recovery services