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Royal Caribbean Secures USD 2.2 Bn Loan to Bolster Liquidity

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Cruises secures a USD 2.2 billion 364-day secured term loan facility to boost its liquidity.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Joins Poseidon Principles


Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank becomes the first Asian financial institution to join the Poseidon Principles.

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NYK Announces World’s 1st Onboard Use of Digital Currency

NYK containership

Japanese shipping giant NYK unveiled what it claims to be the world’s first onboard use of digital currency.

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Klaipėdos Nafta Secures Financing for FSRU Purchase


The Nordic Investment Bank and AB Klaipėdos Nafta ink a 25-year loan agreement to finance FSRU.

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Frontline Raises Cash to Finance Ten Trafigura Suezmaxes


Frontline signs a USD 544 million sale-and-leaseback agreement with China’s ICBCL.

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Seanergy Secures USD 30.6 Mln in Refinancing


Seanergy Maritime Holdings has received a refinancing commitment from one of its existing lenders.

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Norden Reports Its Best Quarterly Result in 5 Years


Danish shipping company Norden wrapped up 2019 with profit.

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CSSC Taps ‘Virus Bonds’ to Raise USD 717 Mln

Chinese currency

China State Shipbuilding Corp. raised USD 717 million to curb the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wartsila-Led Team to Raise Fuel Efficiency in New Project


A Wärtsilä-led consortium gets EU funding for a project aimed at reducing ships’ fuel consumption.

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Höegh LNG Settles LNG Boil-Off Dispute with Total

Hoegh LNG

Höegh LNG agrees with Total to settle the boil-off dispute regarding Neptune and Cape Ann.

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Maersk Secures USD 5 Bn Loans to Reach Green Shipping Target


Maersk has secured a new sustainability-linked revolving credit facility of USD 5 billion.

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Piraeus Bank, ORIX Corporation Team Up on Maritime Financing


Piraeus Bank, ORIX Corporation to provide financing solutions to the Greek maritime sector.

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Hunter Nets USD 220 Mln Loan to Finance VLCC Newbuilds


Hunter Tankers AS secures USD 220 million loan facility.

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Ystad Gets EIB Loan for Port Expansion


EIB signs a USD 46 million loan agreement to enable the Port of Ystad to accommodate climate-friendly vessels.

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GOGL Refinances USD 284 Mn Loan


GOGL refinances USD 284 million loan facility covering 15 vessels.

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EU Launches BlueInvest Fund to Boost Innovation


The EC and EIF launch the BlueInvest Fund in an effort to support innovations in the maritime sector.

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Bpifrance Becomes Signatory to the Poseidon Principles


French national investment bank Bpifrance signs up to the Poseidon Principles.

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CSAV Ups Stake in Hapag-Lloyd


CSAV has acquired an additional stake in Hapag-Lloyd, becoming the majority shareholder in the German shipping major.

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Teekay Tankers Seals USD 533 Mn Loan, Sells Assets


Teekay Tankers has closed a new five-year, USD 533 million revolving credit facility to refinance 31 vessels.

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Castor Maritime Raises Money to Expand Fleet


Castor Maritime entered into two financing deals that would result in acquiring capital for future fleet expansion.

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EUR 250 Mn Fund for Dutch Shipping Launched

Ministerie EZK

Dutch shipowners will now be able to benefit from a newly-inaugurated EUR 250 million fund.

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse Join Poseidon Principles

Poseidon Principles

Two more banks have become signatories to the Poseidon Principles.

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Schulte, DEVK Create Maritime Asset Investment Platform


Schulte Group and DEVK have established Navigo, a maritime asset investment platform for institutional investors.

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Safe Bulkers Agrees Sale and Leaseback for Eight Ships

Safe Bulkers

Safe Bulkers has entered into sale and leaseback agreements with respect to eight vessels.

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Genting Hong Kong Raises USD 900 Mn

Genting Dream

The sale and leaseback transaction was closed with a consortium of four Chinese leasing companies.

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TORM Nets USD 496 Mn for Debt Refinancing


TORM has obtained a commitment for a total of USD 496 million from a syndicate of lenders.

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