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Ofer empire dividing
TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
Paper chase - key figures from shipping's favourite newspaper.
50: Ofer ships under the Zodic and Tanker Pacific banners moving from London to Singapore as empire’s power is balanced, paving the way for brothers to go it alone.
10: MR tanker newbuildings chalked up by Metrostar as ace asset player Theodore Angelopoulos gets back into tankers.
1.6bn: Value of Deiulemar assets belonging to eight family members frozen in latest round of captivating bankruptcy story.
14: Claus-Peter Offen boxships which the owner is fighting to sell on its own terms after banks demanded their sale.
11.6m: Price fetched by NS United as it becomes the first owner to bin a bulker bigger than 200,000-dwt this year.
1.5bn: Value of OSG debt owned by DNB, Nordea and HSH which has the banks fiddling to a different tune in bankruptcy court.
2: LNG options consigned to the history books as Stena refuses to order on a speculative basis.
Digital digits - numbers hitting the headlines on www.tradewindsnews.com
8: Potential capesize haul for John Fredriksen’s Frontline 2012 as it enters the dry-cargo arena with order tipped in TradeWinds a few weeks back.
50m: Cash taken out of Pacific Basin’s vault to fund three-ship bulker blitz.
2: First Ship Lease clients pushing to cut charter rates with a firm already hit by Torm and BLT issues.
26m: Value of Herbjorn Hansson’s stake in Nordic American after receiving share component of management company sale to listed vehicle.
4: Newbuildings added to Seaspan’s newbuilding list after its latest trip to a shipyard.
31m: Loss carded by Euronav as it kicked off the latest tanker earnings season on a negative note.
15: Years on charter contracts which tempted Jaccar-owned Evergas to pen four newbuildings.