Maritime London was very much in evidence at Hong Kong Maritime Week with a it promoting the British capital as an ideal partner for the Chinese Special Administrative Region in the world maritime hubs.
Dry bulk shipowner Pacific Basin has closed a $40m seven-year term loan facility with Danish Ship Finance.
Global Ship Lease (GSL) and Poseidon Containers Holdings have announced a strategic merger that will double their fleet size to 38 containerships focusing on the mid-sized and small vessel segments.
“Stepping on the Gas” was the title of an online webcast that was part of investment powerhouse Deutsche Bank’s initiating coverage of the LNG Shipping sector, spotlighting analyst Chris Snyder- who leads the bank’s research into this attention-grabbing sector.
The availability of capital, both equity and debt, is a perennial discussion and has two particular areas of focus at present - for consolidation and green loans for retrofits to meet environmental regulations.