Diamond jubilee

TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.

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

2: LNG carriers to be built by Japan Marine United following orders from Mitsui and NYK.

(JMU set to ink its first LNG carrier contract)

7: Offshore support vessels Hornbeck is shifting out of the US Gulf market where demand has been hit by delayed rig deliveries.

(Hornbeck repositions fleet and upgrades newbuilding)

12: VLGC newbuildings China’s Shandong Shipping plans to order at yards at home and in Korea.

(Shandong targets up to a dozen VLGC newbuildings)

16: Long-range-one (LR1) newbuildings Navig8 is said to be closing in on at Korean yards.

(Navig8 closes in on firm order for swathe of LR1 tankers)

20: Chartered in containerships that APL plans to hand back to their owners this year.

(APL ditches costly hire ships in big fleet renewal)

52: VLCCs ordered since August, the fastest rate since 2008.

(VLCC orders booked at fastest rate since 2008)

Digital digits - numbers hitting the headlines on www.tradewindsnews.com

2: Bulkers Taiwan’s Wisdom Marine has ordered at Japan’s Namura Shipbuilding.

(Wisdom adds two more)

$8.9m: Fine handed down to Chile’s CSAV by US competition authorities for price fixing.

(CSAV admits price fixing)

$33m: Paid by computer billionaire Michael Dell for a near 10% stake in Harry Vafias-led StealthGas.

(Dell buys into StealthGas)

$567m: Shipping related impairments made by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBOS).

(RBS impairments hit $567m)

$224m: Targeted by Wilbur Ross-controlled Diamond S Shipping from its New York IPO.

(Diamond S launches $224m IPO)

$800m: Invested by Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin on new tonnage in 2013.

(Pac Basin’s $800m binge)