Star Bulk to Equip Entire 100+ Vessel Fleet with Scrubbers Before 2020

Dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk will equip its entire fleet of more than 100 vessels with exhaust gas cleaning systems before the January 1, 2020 global sulphur limit deadline imposed by the International Maritime Organization. The Athens-based company announced Sunday that it has secured contracts with shipyards for the installation of the scrubber systems, while … [Read more...]

Star Bulk Secures Financing for Newbuilds

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., the largest U.S. listed dry bulk company, said Friday it has secured up to $227.5 million in financing for seven newbuilds. With this new round of financing, Star Bulk has secured financing for the 30 out of the 32 newbuilding vessels under construction. The company says it is currently on the final stages of negotiating the terms for the financing … [Read more...]

Capesize Dry Bulk Shippers Come Together to Form New Chartering JV

OSLO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Five dry bulk shipping firms, including shipping tycoon John Fredriksen's Golden Ocean will form a new venture to coordinate chartering services, hoping to reduce costs in a fragmented market, the firms said in a joint statement. The firms, including Golden Ocean, Bocimar International, CTM, Golden Union Shipping and Star Bulk Carriers will form … [Read more...]

Star Bulk Acquires 34 Vessels from Excel Maritime

International dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk announced Tuesday an agreement to acquire 34 vessels from recently bankrupt Excel Maritime Carriers. The agreement includes the acquisition of 6 Capesize vessels, 14 sistership Kamsarmax vessels, 12 Panamax vessels and 2 Handymax vessels for a purchase price of $288.39 in cash and an aggregate of 29.917 million shares of Star … [Read more...]

Star Bulk Acquiring Oceanbulk to Create Largest U.S. Listed Dry Bulk Company

Athens-based Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced today an all-stock deal to acquire 15 dry bulk carriers and 26 newbuilds as part of a full acquisition of Oceanbulk Shipping, which will create the largest U.S.-listed dry bulk shipper. The new vessels will add an aggregate capacity of approximately 1.75 million deadweight tons to Star Bulk's fleet and includes five Capesize … [Read more...]