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  1. Business - Money - SHIPPING

    Private equity funds bet US$5b on shipping rebound

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... unit, said. The bank was only talking to buyers in the industry, not financial firms, because "they pursue a different investment strategy". Commerzbank and HSH Nordbank are among ... Bloomberg in New York Private equity funds that took on shipping debt from banks are betting ship prices that collapsed as much as 71pc in five years will rebound Funds bet US$5 ...

  2. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Increased freight rates start year on high note for container shipping lines

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:14am by Charlotte So

    ... Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The survey results were provided to the Post by a major Asian shipping line that requested not to be named. “The sustainability of rate hikes ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - SHIPPING

    Norwegian investors' new shipping bank to fill funding void

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Olso The Maritime & Merchant Bank will offer secured loans in the face of slumping demand Norway group's new bank set to fill funding void A group of Norwegian investors and Henning Oldendorff, chairman of the largest charterer of dry-bulk vessels, are forming a shipping bank that will start next year to fill a funding gap in the shipping industry. ...

  4. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Tenth Hong Kong container terminal, costing HK$100b, may not be financially viable, consultants say

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by Anita Lam

    ... the project may not be able to attract private investors, two people familiar with the report said. "It usually takes 10 to 12 per cent in financial returns to justify a private investment ...

  5. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    US industry revival aids shippers as fewer empty containers cross Pacific

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Anita Lam

    ... in 2010. Carmakers and aircraft manufacturers like Airbus, BMW and Mercedes Benz have also said they would make billions of US dollars of investment to build production plants in the US. Still, ...

  6. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Dry-bulk carriers ride new trend in energy industry

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... volumes in coming years, say operators. As more countries turn to cleaner and more sustainable fuel sources, investments in thermal coal plants have been on a decline since 2011, but Mats ... as a power source. But to convert an existing coal plant to burn LNG is a much bigger investment than to burn wooden pellets. It does not require that big of a change," he said. The replacement ...

  7. Business - Money - SHIPPING

    US funds bet on Asia for shipping recovery

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore US funds bet on Asia for strong shipping recovery United States private equity and investment funds are betting Asia's shipping industry, hit by a restructuring ... for are also being built in the region's yards. More than US$3.5 billion has been invested in ships and shipping containers so far this year, according to figures compiled by Marine Money, ...

  8. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Asset sales offer Cosco one method to avoid delisting

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Industries, became the latest casualty last month when it sought financial help from Beijing. Companies across the sector have been selling off assets under liquidity pressure as banks have tightened ... fleet to raise cash last year, while Danish oil and shipping group AP Moeller-Maersk sold some of its handysize tankers to release capital for future investments. CMA CGM, the world's ...

  9. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    China Merchants profit to strengthen in 2nd half

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the group's executive vice-chairman, said income from its investments in Terminal Link- a port network that covers 15 container terminals in eight countries- and another port in Djibouti, East Africa, would be booked during the second half. Managing director Hu Jianhua said the group's investment in a US$500 million mega-port in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which opened earlier this month, would ...

  10. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Lenders hold fire on ailing shipping firms

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Restructuring, said: "From everything we see, banks have been reticent to take [action] against any shipping companies as long as they have cash." Lee Soo-cheon, chief investment officer ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Banks are proving reluctant to torpedo struggling carriers as the global industry grapples with a downturn and lines seek out bankruptcy protection ...




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