• 2017 September 18 17:33

    DP World to acquire Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World

    DP World Limited today announces that it  has entered into  agreements  to acquire  Maritime World LLC , the 100% owner of  Dubai Maritime City (DMC) , for  a  purchase  consideration of US$ 180 million and  to  buy 100% of  Drydocks World LLC  (Drydocks) by  means  of  a   capital  injection  of  US$  225  million,  taking  the   total  cash   required   for  the   acquisitions of  DMC and Drydocks to  US$ 405 million.

    DMC  is a world class maritime service facility and industrial business zone  in  a prime location  of central  Dubai  and  adjacent  to DP Worl d’s  Mina  Rashid.  It  is a maritime focused commercial and  industrial  park ,  which   extends  to  2.3 million   sqm  on  a  man -made  peninsula  and  provides Economic Zones World FZE  additional land  as an alternative to the  highly -occupied  Jebel Ali Free  Zone. 

    Drydocks  World  is a market leader in the ship repair  business  with  the largest ship  repair yard in  the  Middle  East.  The  business delivers stable  ship  and  rig repair  revenues   and  has  specialist   capabilities  in niche  ship  newbuilds and conversions.

    Drydocks ’ acquisition  will integrate well into  P&O   Maritime  (POM) ,   which  is  DP  World ’s    100%  owned  maritime  services   subsidiary.  On  a   proforma  basis,   the   US$  225   million  capital  injection  into  Drydocks  World  represents  a  2016A   EBITDA multiple of  8.0 x.  The acquisitions are  expected to be earnings accretive from  the first full year of  consolidation.

    On  a proforma  basis,  DP World’s  net leverage as of 1H2017 would be 2.9x Net Debt to EBITDA  with  these acquisitions compared to the reported 2.6x.  Both  acquisitions  are subject  to certain  conditions  precedent and the acquisition  of  Drydocks   World is subject to  the  successful completion of its  debt restructuring  process. Both tra nsactions  are  expected  to  close  before  the  end  of   the  first  quarter   of  2018. 

    As  the  acquisitions  are considered related party transactions under the DFSA Market Rules, DP World will comply with  the relevant requirements of DFSA Market Rule 3.5.3.




2017 October 22

15:47 Navantia and General Electric sign a license agreement
15:45 Maersk Line lands award for sustainability collaboration
15:43 Scorpio Bulkers announces the financing of a Kamsarmax vessel in Japan
15:42 Aker Solutions ASA posts results for Q3 2017
15:39 General Dynamics NASSCO christens USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
15:36 Nb. 445 ‘Snow Crystal’ launched at the Westerbroek yard of Ferus Smit
15:34 Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with GasLog LNG Services for eight LNG carriers

2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
17:38 Arab Association for Women in the Maritime Sector launched in Egypt
17:15 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Sep'17 grew by 17% to 10.17 mln t
16:50 Throughput of the port of Rotterdam up 2% to 351.5 mln t in 9M’17
16:39 Panama Maritime Authority holds a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port
16:21 Russian and Greek ships to participate in 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino
15:59 Hartmann Group's AHTS fleet secures long-term investment
15:39 Throughput of port Vyborg up 15% to 1.09 mln t in 9M’17
15:13 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 12.91 mln t in 9M’17
14:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’17 down 8% Y-o-Y to 44.68 mln t
14:38 MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue upward evolution next week
14:17 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 76.02 mln t in 9M’17
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:25 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 39.48 mln t in 9M’17
13:02 TechnipFMC reaches an agreement to acquire Plexus’ exploration wellhead business
12:46 USC to transit to a new corporate management system
12:33 Knyaz Vladimir cruise liner ends 2017 navigation
12:31 Port of Fujairah and Dutch Port companies sign MOU
12:01 Prosafe updates operational results for Q3 2017
11:39 First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo)
11:20 Clean Marine receives a seven-system order from Inventor Chemical Tankers
11:08 Drydocks World recognized as the region’s best rig repair yard
10:54 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.05% to $58,12 in London, in New York - 0.08% to $52,0 a barrel
10:41 Marine Institute CNIIMF to focus on LNG bunker market pricing at the Conference LNG Fleet & LNG Bunkering in Russia
10:08 Samsung Heavy Industries wins order to build LNG-FSRU
09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification