Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Nord/LB ties up with DSGV

Nord/LB has rejected a joint offer from two financial investors for a minority stake in the bank, as it focuses on a joint solution with the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV). 

As HLPFI reported here, the bank received the joint offer after launching a formal bidding process in 2018.

Nord/LB said: “After an in-depth assessment of a joint offer by two financial investors submitted as part of a bidding process, the bank and its owners are turning down this option for the moment to focus on a joint solution with the DSGV under public law.”

The proposal will see DSGV “contribute to a solution for strengthening Nord/LB’s capital”. The statement added that the plan would provide a suitable basis for the further development of the bank’s business model. 

Further discussions with DSGV, in coordination with the banking supervisory authority and the EU Commission, will take place in due course to clarify that the measures can implemented as soon as possible, said Nord/LB. 

The bank has also reached a deal with an external investor that will see Nord/LB transfer one of its ship financing portfolios for approximately EUR2.7 billion (USD3.09 billion). The portfolio comprises 263 ships.

According to Nord/LB, this is an important first step in cutting down its non-performing loan (NPL) portfolio, which, as of September 30, 2018, stood at EUR7.3 billion (USD8.35 billion) in total. 

www.nordlb.com

Heavy Lift | News

Universal Transport delivers turbine thumbnail image

Universal Transport delivers turbine

February 21 - In November 2018, Universal Transport Czech Republic handled the transport of a turbine from Pilsen to the port of Lovosice.
Views: 148
Forth Ports granted Tilbury expansion thumbnail image

Forth Ports granted Tilbury expansion

February 21 - Forth Ports Group has received development consent from the UK’s secretary of state for transport to build Tilbury2 - a port terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre (376.4 ha) site in Thurrock.
Views: 180
Setramar sells multipurpose unit thumbnail image

Setramar sells multipurpose unit

February 21 - International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has confirmed that it advised Italy's Armamento Setramar, part of the Setramar Group, on the sale of its vessel Pietro Benedetti.
Views: 159
FOX presses ahead with machinery move thumbnail image

FOX presses ahead with machinery move

February 21 - FOX Brasil has handled the transport of heavy machinery from an automotive manufacturing plant, including four heavy presses and furnace equipment.
Views: 182

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.