Wed, Jan. 7, 9:43 AM
- Select shipping stocks are outperforming off of some fresh positive comments on the sector by analysts.
- Frontline (FRO +9.2%), following up on yesterday's brisk rally, is leading the charge.
- Gainers: DHT Holdings (DHT +6.1%), Teekay Tankers (TNK +1.7%), Nordic American Tankers (NAT +2.5%), Ship Finance International (SFL +0.9%).
Nov. 1, 2013, 3:10 PM
- Rates for the largest oil tankers are surging, as Chinese freight traders lead an acceleration in Asian demand for the ships to load Middle East crude, sapping a fleet surplus that had made the carriers unprofitable almost all year.
- A VLCC built 16 years ago reportedly was hired today at ~13% more than yesterday’s prevailing prices, for the biggest one-day gain in 2013; rising demand has cut a capacity surplus to the smallest since June 4, according to a Bloomberg survey.
- FRO +9.4%, SFL +0.8%, NAT +3%, TK +1.3%, TNK +0.1%, TOO +0.1%, TGP -0.1%.
Sep. 25, 2013, 10:44 AM
- Dry bulk shipping rates are rising again: Overnight, capesize rates rose 5.2% (or $2,206/day) to $42,211/day, panamax rates rose 8.9% (or $1,144) to $13,989/day, and supramax rates rose 2.6% to $10,579/day.
- Since Aug. 12, capesize rates are up 300%, largely driven by higher iron ore shipments to China out of Brazil and Australia, while panamax rates are up 87%, largely driven by coal activity and anticipation of a good amount of shipments from a bountiful U.S. harvest (Briefing.com).
- EGLE +6.2%, FREE +5.6%, SINO +5.1%, VLCCF +4.5%, DRYS +4.2%, BALT +4%, PRGN +3.4%, DSX +1.6%, ULTR +1.2%, NM +1%, SB +0.9%, SFL +0.7%, NMM +0.5%, KEX +0.3%, DCIX +0.3%, SBLK +0.3%, GNK +0.2%.
- However, Seanergy (SHIP) -15.3% after reporting earnings this morning and reigniting concerns about its ability to stay in business.
- ETF: SEA.
Sep. 6, 2013, 11:57 AM
- Drybulk shipping stocks continue recent sharp gains following further strength in shipping rates, as capesize shipping rates rose 10% overnight to $21,793/day, the first time since Jan. 2012 that capesize rates exceed $20K/day (Briefing.com).
- The cost of renting a capesize drybulk ship is up 107% YTD, largely driven by higher iron ore shipments to China out of Brazil and Australia.
- SHIP +16.1%, FREE +12%, EGLE +11.2%, GNK +9.5%, SINO +6.8%, DRYS +5.4%, NM +4.8%, SBLK +4.3%, DCIX +3.5%, DSX +3.5%, VLCCF +3.3%, BALT +2.8%, PRGN +2.2%, SFL +1.6%, KEX +1%.
Aug. 6, 2013, 11:36 AM
- The biggest slump in tanker rates since January is signaling weaker U.S. oil imports and spurring analysts to predict a 15-year low for shares of Frontline (FRO -1.9%).
- Rates for the biggest crude carriers sank 68% in the past two weeks, more than reversing their advance since the end of June; the rise is seen as a blip, as the U.S. meets the highest share of its own energy needs in three decades.
- Rates for VLCCs, each hauling 2M barrels, fell to $7,954/day on Aug. 2 after rising as high as $24,493 on July 12; earnings last exceeded the $25.5K that FRO says it needs to break even in November.
- While U.S. oil production is bearish for crude tankers, it’s boosting demand for ships to export refined products, chemicals and liquefied petroleum gas; Scorpio Tankers (STNG) is expected to benefit.
Jul. 12, 2013, 8:33 AMSeasonal oil tanker hiring orders rose to their highest seasonal level since 2007, as demand for crude cargoes accelerates before a projected surge in oil refining. Rates on the benchmark Saudi Arabia to Japan route reportedly have jumped fourfold to $24,939/day since late June, helping owners contend with VLCC earnings that averaged $6,838/day YTD, lowest since at least 1997. FRO +4.1% premarket. | 2 Comments
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Jun. 17, 2013, 5:46 PMShip Finance International (SFL) announces an 8M share public offering. The company intends to use the net proceeds to invest in new assets within the shipping and offshore sectors and for general corporate purposes, including working capital. Morgan Stanley is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Shares -5.4% AH. | Comment!
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Jan. 25, 2013, 3:13 PMShip Finance International (SFL -7.3%) slides after last night's news that it increased the size of its public offering of convertible senior notes due 2018 announced Jan. 24, by $100M to a total of $350M. Also, SFL says Deutsche Bank priced previously announced fixed-price offering of ~4.2M common shares at $16.50/share. | 1 Comment
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