Greek splash

TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.

Paper chase - key figures from shipping's favourite newspaper.

$500m: Investment planned by Evangelos Marinakis on boxship and MR tanker newbuildings.

(Marinakis makes giant order splash)

4: Bulkers that John Fredriksen’s Golden Ocean looks set to cancel at Jinhai Heavy Industries following delays.

(Golden Ocean closes in on more bulker cancellations)

9: Bulker newbuildings ordered by Axel C Eitzen at Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding as he stages a comeback to the shipping arena.

(Eitzen back in newbuilding action with huge China order)

3: Trio of German companies get together to create a mega brokerage for 250 container feederships.

(German trio form monster broking venture)

3: Months before P&I clubs provide repatriation cover for unpaid crew of abandoned TMT combination carrier ‘A Whale’.

(Revised cover offers no help to TMT crew)

6: Fully refrigerated gas carriers Navigator is already looking to sell a little more than six months after buying them from Maersk.

(Navigator set to sell Maersk sextet)

Digital digits - numbers hitting the headlines on

$200m: Profit logged by Maersk Line in the first quarter, overturning a $600m deficit in the same period of 2012.

(Maersk Line back in profit)

$395m: Paid by US offshore giant Tidewater for Norway's Troms Offshore as it expands into the North Sea.

(TDW buys Troms Offshore)

1: Capesize purchased by Golden Ocean from bankrupt Korea Line Corp (KLC) for around $34m, its first ever second hand cape purchase.

(GOGL pounces on cape)

11: Jail sentence for a fraudster who purported to be a member of the Kollakis shipowning family, four years more than originally handed down.

(More jail time for fraudster)

2: MR products carrier newbuildings ordered by Marco Fiori’s d’Amico International Shipping at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

(DIS in private equity deal)

2: 50-000-dwt products carriers options declared by a joint venture between Sweden’s Stena Bulk and Indonesia’s Golden Agri Resources.

(Two for Stena Bulk and GAR)

8: Eco-handysize bulkers ordered by German owner Vogemann at Samjin Shipbuilding .

(Vogemann inks quartet)