• 2018 April 26 13:02

    The newly established Klaveness Combination Carriers AS to form part of the solution to the ambitious climate strategy passed on by IMO

    Klaveness, together with its existing investors, constitute Klaveness Combination Carriers. The new company will be the leading owner and operator of modern combination carriers and provides the most environmentally friendly transportation system with the lowest carbon emissions in the industry, the company said in its press release.

    The existing investors in the Combination carrier business have agreed to consolidate ownership and operation into a new company, Klaveness Combination Carriers AS (KCC). At the same time KCC has raised USD 32 million in new equity from the existing investors. Following the transactions, Klaveness Ship Holding AS will be the largest shareholder with around 70% of KCC and the minority shareholders will hold approx. 30%. Mr. Engebret Dahm, currently Head of Combination Carriers in Torvald Klaveness, is appointed as Managing Director of KCC.

    “Following these transactions, KCC is in a position to grow further and serve more markets. This demonstrate our commitment to serve our customers with safe, cost effective and not least environmentally friendly services. We are very pleased that our co-investors see the same potential as we do in this business”, says Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness and Chairman of KCC.

    Klaveness Combination Carriers will be the leading, global owner and operator of combination carriers. Following the declaration of an option for the construction of a fourth combination carrier at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (YZJ) in China, the fleet will grow to 13 vessels by 2020. The company holds options for further vessels at YZJ and is also actively developing new combination carrier concepts.

    “Through its unique design and trade, our Combination Carriers represent the most climate friendly transportation solution around. In our Australian trade in 2017 alone we reduced the CO2 emissions from shipping with the equivalent of CO2 emissions from around 15.000 cars. This demonstrates that our Combination Carriers is a vital part of the solution for our customers to meet the ambitious climate strategy just passed by IMO “, continues Lasse Kristoffersen.
     
    The following notification was sent to ABM Nordic today:

    Consolidation of ownership and new capital
    The existing investors in the Combination carrier business have agreed to consolidate the ownership of the business in a holding company. The investors today own the vessels together in several single purpose companies (SPCs) and have now agreed to establish a new sub-holding company, Klaveness Combination Carriers AS (KCC), and consolidate the owner shares in the SPCs to the new company. KCC will after the transfer own all combination carriers directly or indirectly 100%.

    The existing investors will in addition contribute with in total USD 32 million in new equity in KCC over the next 18 months to further grow the combination carrier business within the KCC group. Following this, Klaveness Ship Holding AS will own approx. 70% of the shares in KCC and the minority shareholders will own approx. 30%.

    The combination carrier pool company, Cabu Chartering AS (CC), was previously owned by Rederiaksjeselskapet Torvald Klaveness (RASTK) and hence not a part of the KSH group of companies. KCC has now purchased CC from RASTK in order to consolidate all combination carrier activities under the KCC joint ownership.

    KSH will remain owners of 82.7% of Klaveness Container AS.

    Klaveness Ship Holding AS has through a subsidiary of KCC declared an option for the construction of a combination carrier with Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd in China. The delivery date is scheduled for first quarter 2020. The subsidiary already has three sister vessels under construction at the same yard with delivery late this year and early 2019, and also holds options for further vessels.




2018 May 25

18:07 AIDAmira joins to the AIDA Cruises fleet
17:51 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company cooperates with Columbia Shipmanagement to organize internship for ACSC 20 staff members
17:42 Carbon targets for shipping can only be met with ‘zero CO2’ fuels - ICS
17:40 IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships
17:30 Marine Technics carried supplied marine pumps MT-Azcue for cargo vessels of different types
17:18 Container Terminal St. Petersburg in 1Q invested more than € 3.5 million in development, upgrade programme
17:04 Med Marine tugboat joins the company’s harbour fleet in Turkey’s Izmit Bay
16:59 Aleksandr Bryntsev appointed as Director General of Murmansk Shipping Company (photo)
16:25 Sovcomflot to provide technical supervision for the construction of Rosneft’s new LNG-fuelled tankers
16:04 Sanmar supplies a powerful tug to Forth Estuary Towage in Scotland
15:41 SMM advance press conference covered trends in SMMart Shipping
15:04 Seaspan accepts delivery of fourth 10000 TEU SAVER containership in four ship series
14:03 Port of Oakland online shipping platform goes live
13:33 MSC Splendida enters Busan Port
13:08 Klaipėda LNG terminal receives the 50th cargo
12:32 Transport and logistics sector of Latvia continues work with Chinese partners
12:03 Panama Canal nominated as finalist for Lloyd’s List’s Environment Award
11:50 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port handled 333,000 tonnes in QI’2018, up 4% Y-o-Y
11:24 Multipurpose Reloading Complex handled 1.02 million tonnes of cargo in QI’2018, down 20% Y-o-Y
11:03 Port of Amsterdam launches digital business guide
10:49 NOVATEK and TOTAL become partners in Arctic LNG 2 project
10:27 New Belgium container connection bolsters Port of Hull
10:11 Brent Crude futures price down 0.19% to $78.64, Light Sweet Crude – down 2.25% to $43.97
09:56 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:33 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,109 points
09:22 ITF backs US dock workers in dispute with port authorities
08:20 Port of Vancouver makes history with the arrival of the 25 millionth
07:18 First eleven companies participate in Nextlogic

2018 May 24

19:04 Coal to Vostochny Port to be transported on Kuzbass-Vostochny Port route by innovative rolling stock
18:07 ZIM posts Q1 2018 results
17:31 Bureau Veritas publishes vital resource for decommissioning industry
17:24 Italy’s first, fully-automated gantry cranes reach Vado Ligure
17:17 Best quarter performance ever at CTSP terminal: 168,500 TEUs, a 7.8% container traffic growth
17:09 Successful testing programme with enhanced Wärtsilä’s navigation systems promotes operational safety and efficiency
16:57 MSC optimises its Transpacific-USWC network
16:15 MABUX: Bunker prices continue upward trend
15:12 UCL Port’s 1Q volumes decline 3.9% Y/Y to 9.4 million tonnes
15:10 ABS evaluation demonstrates feasibility of LPG as fuel strategy for Dorian LPG
14:58 MAN to equip world’s first LNG-powered fishing trawler
14:55 VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske
13:06 TCSP Group’s 1Q volumes fall 8.4% Y/Y to 3.88 million tonnes
12:08 Sea Port of St. Petersburg sees strong growth in 1Q volumes
09:26 Baltic Dry Index drops 37pts to 1162 points
09:08 akquinet and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS join forces to revolutionize refrigerated container management
08:39 Maersk Line starts new transatlantic service between Europe’s Mediterranean region and Canada
08:34 Compagnie Maritime Monégasque and Damen join forces to introduce Fast Marine Access in Brazil

2018 May 23

17:54 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 256 million in modernization of its facilities in QI’2018
17:27 Greece suggests arranging cruise lines to Russia
17:00 Rosmorrechflot comes out for replacement of shipbuilding subsidies with cheap financing
16:16 Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation enters into force
15:48 New Belgium container connection bolsters Port of Hull
15:25 DALO chooses SARIS to support SAR operations
15:03 FESCO transports three transformers from Novorossiysk for Moscow central heating and power plants
14:42 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.3 million passengers in 4M’18, down 3%, Y-o-Y
14:21 Hapag-Lloyd update on restrictions for DG cargo handling at FIFA World Cup in Russia
13:59 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 18.5% to 1.0 million tonnes in 4M’18
13:36 SASCO BoD elected Aleksey Pavlov as Director General of the company
13:13 “K” Line announces delivery of special coal carrier “CORONA XANADU”
12:52 Tallink Grupp to list shares also on Helsinki Stock Exchange
12:31 Rosmorport appoints Sergey Lyamtsev as Acting Director of its Azov Basin Branch (photo)