Navigator Holdings has entered into a $160.8m loan facility with Nordea Bank, BNP Paribas, DVB Bank America, ING Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) to refinance an existing loan facility that is due to mature in February 2018.
Specialised shipbuilder Keppel Singmarine has inked an order to build two small LNG carriers for Stolt-Nielsen Gas, with options for three further newbuildings.
Odfjell has returned to the black in 2016 with a net profit of $100m, as it looks to expand its fleet to 100 ships in a continuing challenging market.
Dryships has bought its first VLGC from its chairman and ceo George Economou for $83.5m.
Odfjell has penned a letter of intent valued at $240m to build four stainless chemical tankers at a state-owned Chinese shipyard, with the final contract expected to be signed in the second half this year.
China’s Oriental Petroleum (Yangtze) Limited will build eight 50,000 dwt gas carriers at a total investment of not more than $120m, as it seeks to cater to its expanding seaborne trade for propane.