• 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 November 21

17:50 Freeport of Riga Authority and province of Corrientes sign Protocol of Agreement to facilitate growth of Riga and Corrientes ports
17:23 Training ship Perekop of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet takes course from Sri Lanka to Sevastopol
17:00 Two Sendo Liners to be entering the port of Amsterdam emission-free by 2020
16:45 Severnaya Verf lays down fourth processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Group
16:28 Star Bulk reports Q3 net profit of $5.8 million
16:00 MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
15:46 Danfoss Editron appoints Erno Tenhunen as new Marine Director
15:31 ECOsubsea gains further foothold in major European ports to become benchmark for sustainable effective hull cleaning
15:17 Baltic Sea Ports Administration reports readiness of 6 line and 7 port icebreakers for winter navigation season
15:00 Chart Industries joions to SEA\LNG coalition
14:38 Orolia Maritime unveils new PLB with Return Link System for 2020
14:21 Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to host 8th edition of ACI’s Ship Recycling Congress on 29-30 January 2020
14:09 Nexans to provide the 225 kV power export cables for one of the biggest offshore wind projects in France
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:28 Singapore’s First Women in Shipping Summit to be held on 20-21 April 2020
13:27 Oldendorff Carriers signs agreement with MIT on ship design
13:09 ZIM posts Q3 2019 results
12:46 5th Singapore Maritime Technology Conference to be held on 21-23 April 2020
12:35 Proman Stena Bulk and GSI sign deal for new methanol tankers
12:09 Port of Zeebrugge and Yugo sign MOU for cooperation in Lingang Overseas Modern Industrial Park
11:57 Nobel Brothers Shipyard launches small refrigerating trawler of Project Т30В, Vympel
11:09 MOL to build Japan's 1st LNG-fueled ferries : Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki
10:43 DNG Energy to commence LNG bunkering operations from Algoa Bay next year
10:09 Fincantieri and Ponant sign an MOA for the construction of 2 new-generation cruise ships
09:51 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.2% to 15.27 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’2019
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 21
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.32% to $62.2, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.25% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,260 points
08:29 Port of Hamburg cargo throughput grows 3.2 percent to 104 million tons in first three quarters of 2019

2019 November 20

18:10 FESCO provided transportation of nuclear submarines’ blocks and tanker from Kamchatka Territory to decommissioning site in Primorye
17:48 Cruise ship Mustay Karim returns from successful sea trials
17:06 ECOsubsea gets permission to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports
16:56 Tallinn Shipyard wins prestigious 2019 Safety4sea Europort Awards
16:19 Wärtsilä solutions chosen to upgrade efficiency and environmental performance of Norwegian fishing vessel
16:03 Oboronlogistics completed the delivery of inert materials and special equipment to the Novaya Zemlya
15:00 ESPO: TEN-T policy review must bring maritime links on equal footing with land links
14:09 RF Govt Transport Commission approved inclusion of 57 projects into comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure
13:35 Ecosystem-based management and maritime spatial planning are furthered at HELCOM-VASAB meeting in St Petersburg
12:57 RS takes part in Transport of Russia 2019
12:02 The world’s largest wind turbine tested on Maasvlakte
11:44 WMU signs MoU with International Maritime Academy, Lebanon
11:23 Tariffs for LNG services provided by KN approved for 2020
11:02 Bureau Veritas certifies Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
10:28 Hydraulic engineering structures of Volga-Don Canal underwent reconstruction
10:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 20
10:05 Bunker prices are stable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:02 Yang Ming to launch new Southeast Asia Services
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.11% to $60.84, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $55.37
09:41 Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany
09:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,304 points
09:14 CMA CGM reviewes Low Sulphur Surcharge for RoRo Med Lines

2019 November 19

18:03 Port of Piraeus throughput reaches 5 million TEU this year
17:50 BPO joins the “More EU budget for transport” coalition
17:22 Throughput of Russia’s seaports expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019
17:03 Expro awarded contract extension with INPEX, offshore Australia
16:45 Gasum expands their maritime fuel supply by new Swedegas’ facility in the port of Gothenburg
16:24 IMO helps train future leaders in maritime policy
16:03 CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 extends charter contract with client for works in Angola
15:03 MSC appoints Soren Toft as CEO for container shipping & logistics
14:21 Shipment of half a billionth tonne of coal from Vostochny Port kicked off by Sergey Ivanov and Yevgeny Ditrikh