• 2019 August 22 16:04

    Navios Acquisition reports results for H1 2019

    Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, reported its financial results today for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2019.

    On July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend in respect of the second quarter of 2019 of $0.30 per share of common stock, which will be paid on October 9, 2019, to stockholders of record as of September 25, 2019. The declaration and payment of any further dividends remain subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend on, among other things, Navios Acquisition’s cash requirements as measured by market opportunities and restrictions under its credit agreements and other debt obligations and such other factors as the Board of Directors may deem advisable.

    In June 2019, Navios Acquisition prepaid its existing bank financing of $21.5 million that was used to finance one product tanker. In August 2019, Navios Acquisition agreed to enter into certain financing arrangements with the purpose to refinance its Term Loan B facility of $196.8 million outstanding as of June 30, 2019, maturing in June 2020:

     $15.0 million sale and lease back arrangement that was drawn in August 2019 to finance one product tanker and has a maturity of five years. The sale and lease back arrangement is repayable over the five years in consecutive monthly installments of $0.2 million each and bears effective interest at LIBOR plus 345 bps per annum. The net proceeds of the sale and lease back arrangement were used to partially prepay the Term Loan B.

     up to $90.8 million sale and lease back arrangement that will finance six product tankers and will be repaid through a period of 6.4 years on average, in consecutive quarterly installments of up to $2.8 million each, with a repurchase obligation of up to $25.9 million in total. The sale and lease back arrangement bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 335 bps to 355 bps per annum, depending on the vessel financed.

     up to $47.2 million sale and lease back arrangement that will finance three product tankers and will be repaid through a period of 5.5 years on average, in consecutive quarterly installments of up to $1.3 million each, with a repurchase obligation of up to $19.2 million in total. The sale and lease back arrangement bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 350 bps to 360 bps per annum, depending on the vessel financed.

     up to $31.8 million bridge financing currently under discussion with a commercial bank that will finance one VLCC under short term maturity of less than a year.

    Upon completion of the above transactions, Navios Acquisition expects to reduce its debt by approximately $33.4 million or 3% of outstanding debt.

    In August 2019, Navios Acquisition entered into an agreement to sell the Nave Electron, a 2002-built VLCC vessel of 305,178 dwt to an unaffiliated third party for a sale price of $25.3 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owners in September 2019.

    As of August 20, 2019, Navios Acquisition’s fleet consisted of a total of 41 vessels, of which 13 are VLCCs (excluding the Nave Electron which has been agreed to be sold and including three bareboat chartered-in VLCCs expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021, respectively), 26 are product tankers, two are chemical tankers.

    Currently, Navios Acquisition has contracted 83.1% of its available days on a charter-out basis for the second half of 2019, which are expected to generate revenues of approximately $73.6 million. The average contractual net daily charter-out rate for the 57.7% of available days that are contracted on base rate and/or base rate with profit sharing arrangements is expected to be $17,994.

    Navios Acquisition is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing on the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals.

2019 September 18

15:24 USCG ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
15:03 GTT receives an order from HHI & SHI for the tank design of six Very Large Ethane Carriers
14:50 FSUE Atomflot develops project on construction of 7MW icebreaking tugboat
14:33 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
14:16 Wärtsilä simulators provide advanced training at newly inaugurated Portuguese facility
14:14 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation at Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
14:12 GTT obtains Approval in Principle for Arc7 ice class ships from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
14:03 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries sign digital technology
14:00 SAAM Towage contracts Damen for delivery of tug vessel
13:31 Discussion “Development of recreational crafts and high-speed passenger vessels” begins at Neva 2019
13:10 Wärtsilä launches the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications
13:04 International Association of Ports and Harbors visited by ICHCA representatives
12:38 RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
12:03 LR awards Jiangnan AiP for 91,000 m3 VLGC Panda 91T design.
11:49 ADNOC acquires 10% of VTTI
11:30 LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin undergoes 1st LNG bunkering trial in Port of Kobe
11:02 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries to develop next generation LNG carrier
10:37 Training underway for Jeddah Maritime Information Sharing Centre
10:21 Panama Canal signs agreement with Port of Rotterdam
10:12 TGS announces strategic milestones to accelerate growth
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.09% to $64.49, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.44% to $59.08
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,283 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 18

2019 September 17

19:06 Rosmorrechflot’s shipbuilding order for coming six years foresees construction of 147 vessels
18:29 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М named PortNews after our agency
18:05 MPC Capital and ZEABORN strengthen HARPER PETERSEN by combining their shipbroking activities
17:24 MOL issues integrated 'MOL Report 2019'
16:35 Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of M/V Sydney Eagle
16:02 CMA CGM and TFG launch Rhine valley rail to German hinterland
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to New Zealand
15:02 Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian shipyard completes Petrobras P-68 FPSO
14:56 CMA CGM strengthens its intra-European and Mediterranean offer with the launch of the Black Sea Marmara Morocco service
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for Trans-Pacific eastbound
13:10 Zadar Cruise Port is Port of the Year 2019
12:10 Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year
11:51 Combined Task Force Commanders discussed their shared aims and goals in tackling the threat of piracy
11:34 Lars Thrane makes its Iridium Certus® debut with the LT-4200 maritime satcom system
11:22 Belfast Harbour reveals ambitious growth plans
11:00 Marine cargo market characterised by “accelerating change” as underwriters take action to address continuing unprofitability, says IUMI
10:34 Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper
10:27 ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.87% to $68.42, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.24% to $61.89
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,311 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
17:04 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
14:10 Zvezda shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for third Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills