Golden Ocean Boosts Dividend Amid Improving Dry Bulk Market

By Joachim Dagenborg OSLO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean proposed a bigger than expected dividend for the fourth quarter on the back of forecast-beating results on Tuesday, and reiterated the market was getting better. The company, controlled by Norwegian-born billionaire John Fredriksen, returned to profit in the third quarter thanks to improving market … [Read more...]

Golden Ocean Sells Six Relatively New Ulramax’s to Scorpio Bulkers

Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean has entered into agreements to sell six Ultramax bulk carriers that were delivered in just the past two years so that it can focus on the Capesize and Panamax segments where the company says it has 'critical mass'. Golden Ocean announced the sale of the six vessels on Monday for $142.5 million to an unaffiliated third party identified … [Read more...]

Golden Ocean Reduces Red Ink, Completes Acquisition of 16 Dry Bulk Vessels

Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean has completed its acquisition of 16 modern dry bulk vessels as part of ship-for-share transactions announced earlier this year, the company said in its second quarter report released Thursday. Golden Ocean reported a net loss of $12 million in the second quarter of 2017, an improvement compared to the company's $39.2 million loss in … [Read more...]

Golden Ocean Acquires 16 Modern Bulk Carrier in All-Share Deal

Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean (NASDAQ and OSE: GOGL) has announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 16 modern dry bulk vessels in an all-share transaction valued at $412 million. Of the 16 vessels, 14 will be acquired from subsidiaries of Quintana Shipping, and two ice class Panamax vessels will be acquired from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate … [Read more...]

Golden Ocean CEO Takes Comfort in Dry Bulk Order Book at 15-Year Low

OSLO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - ** Dry bulk shipper Golden Ocean's CEO Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal says industry now faces more positive outlook after market brutal downturn ** Says demand is picking up, supported by increase in steel consumptions both in China and in the rest of the world; coal demand is a swing factor ** The single most important reason explaining an … [Read more...]