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.

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(Tough market sees Ofer throttle up tonnage switch to Singapore)

10: MR tanker newbuildings chalked up by Metrostar as ace asset player Theodore Angelopoulos gets back into tankers.

(Metrostar makes tanker comeback)

1.6bn: Value of Deiulemar assets belonging to eight family members frozen in latest round of captivating bankruptcy story.

(Italian court freeze Deiulemar clan assets)

14: Claus-Peter Offen boxships which the owner is fighting to sell on its own terms after banks demanded their sale.

(Offen bids to park 14 boxships to delay 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.

(Japanese owner scraps large cape)

1.5bn: Value of OSG debt owned by DNB, Nordea and HSH which has the banks fiddling to a different tune in bankruptcy court.

(Nordea and HSH go their own way in OSG case)

2: LNG options consigned to the history books as Stena refuses to order on a speculative basis.

(Stena LNG slims options tally)

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.

(Frontline clinches capes)

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50m: Cash taken out of Pacific Basin’s vault to fund three-ship bulker blitz.

(Pac Basin steps it up)

2: First Ship Lease clients pushing to cut charter rates with a firm already hit by Torm and BLT issues.

(Double trouble for FSL)

26m: Value of Herbjorn Hansson’s stake in Nordic American after receiving share component of management company sale to listed vehicle.

(NAT will do nicely)

4: Newbuildings added to Seaspan’s newbuilding list after its latest trip to a shipyard.

(Seaspan back for more)

31m: Loss carded by Euronav as it kicked off the latest tanker earnings season on a negative note.

(Euronav falls in final)

15: Years on charter contracts which tempted Jaccar-owned Evergas to pen four newbuildings.

(Evergas fixes newbuilds)

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