SHI set for NAT pair

TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.

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


2: Firm suezmax newbuildings Nordic American Tankers is thought to be plotting at Samsung Heavy Industries.

(NAT in talks for suezmax order)

64m: Price of OMC vessels swallowed by Trafigura in a move which sees the Swiss firm exit shipowning stage right.

(OMC exits oceangoing shipping)

3: Months ACM newcomer Christopher O’Keeffe spent on gardening leave after swapping over from Braemar to join rival in the Lion Republic.

(ACM chooses prestigious name for Singapore S&P slot)

17m: Unpaid court judgment which saw a Singapore judge send Onsys Energy to the wall.

(Onsys goes bust)

160m: Profit for John Fredriksen from his initial investment in Frontline 2012, report claims.

(Frontline 2012 pays off for Fredriksen)

8m: Dollars being wired to Polembros following its lattest capesize scrap pact.

(Polembros continues clearout)

25: Fee paid by Andreas Hadjiyiannis’ Hellenic Tankers to jump on a pair of BP Shipping tankers, with two more Marco Polo ships following.  

(Hellenic Tankers doubles fleet)

Digital digits - numbers hitting the headlines on

66m:Value of coal pile stacked up by NewLead holdings as the shipowner continues to dig out a new business seam.

(Coal coup cometh)


0.16: Significantly reduced dividend for Nordic American shareholders as it pools cash to fund expansion.

(NAT cuts to buy)

50.5m: Potentially worrying suezmax resale price benchmark set by DryShips double sale.

(DryShips cash draining / NAT cuts to buy)

34.9: Percentage rise in scrapping in 2012 as new annual record is set, Clarksons says.

(Demo spins new record)

6: Privately owned OSV newbuildings John Fredriksen is ploughing into giant Brazilian JV between Deep Sea Supply and BTG Pactual Oil & Gas Participacoes.

(DESSC in Brazil push)

297: Pirate attacks in 2012, a sharp fall from 2011 and a five year low for the industry, IMB says.

(Piracy at five-year low)

170m: Share issue in the pipeline for Hanjin Heavy Industries, a move which sent its shares crashing.

(Hanjin hammered)

4: Participants in the FSRU market after BW order at Samsung saw it join GolaR, Hoegh and Excelerate in the sector.

(BW buys at Samsung / SHI order fits pattern)

11m: Final cheque for Arne Blystad from Saga Tankers as Norwegian owner cuts toes with the firm he founded in 2010.

(Bye bye, Arne)