Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Purchase of Common Shares

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Purchase of Common SharesMONACO, (Marketwired) July 01, 2016 – Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the “Company”) announced today that it has purchased an aggregate of 657,154 common shares of the Company at an average price of $4.23 per share in the open market as part of the Company’s securities repurchase program.

Scorpio Tankers Inc LogoAbout Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns 77 product tankers (21 LR2, 14 Handymax, and 42 MR tankers) with an average age of 1.7 years and time charters-in 12 product tankers (two LR2, one LR1, four MR and five Handymax tankers). The Company has contracted for 10 newbuilding product tankers (eight MR and two LR2 tankers). The two LR2s are expected to be delivered in 2016 (one per quarter), and the eight MRs are expected to be delivered throughout 2017. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. We undertake no obligation, and specifically decline any obligation, except as required by law, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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Back by Popular Demand: 2018 World Cruise on Seven Seas Navigator

Back by Popular Demand 2018 World Cruise on Seven Seas NavigatorMIAMI, Florida May 18, 2016 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today plans for another epic voyage to circumnavigate the globe in 2018 with an innovative itinerary that explores sensational destinations across the Southern Hemisphere. The 137-night Navigate the World voyage will set sail aboard the luxury line’s most intimate ship, Seven Seas Navigator, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment and features a stunning and sophisticated new look. Continue reading “Back by Popular Demand: 2018 World Cruise on Seven Seas Navigator”

Carnival Vista Offers Nearly 30 Dining and Bar Venues Showcasing Diverse Flavors from Around the World

Carnival Vista Offers Nearly 30 Dining and Bar Venues Showcasing Diverse Flavors from Around the WorldMiami, Fl., May 12, 2016 – From authentic Asian delicacies and a New England–inspired seafood eatery to light bites with a Cuban flair, the new Carnival Vista offers an exciting and flavorful array of international dining choices.

Complementing the delicious fare is a wide variety of bars, lounges and watering holes including the line’s first on-board brewery.

With a comprehensive selection of eateries, Carnival Vista features several exclusive outlets that are only on board the line’s newest, largest, and most innovative ship, including Seafood Shack, modeled after roadside seafood stands that dot the New England coast, and expanded versions of Bonsai Sushi and Cherry on Top offering both indoor and outdoor seating.

International flavors take center stage on Carnival Vista, taking guests on a culinary journey around the world. Ji Ji Asian Kitchen offers a taste of the Orient; BlueIguana Cantina features fresh Mexican cuisine and a tortilla-making machine; Cucina del Capitano brings the flavors of Italy on board; and Fahrenheit 555 is a classic American steakhouse.

Several bars also serve a light menu that perfectly pairs with a cocktail or brew. Havana Bar offers authentic Cuban pastries, sandwiches and other bites while guests at RedFrog Pub & Brewery can enjoy Caribbean-inspired pub fare like grouper fingers, Jamaican-style chicken wings and more, in addition to the three different craft beers brewed on board.

Dining venues and bars featured on Carnival Vista include:
• BlueIguana Cantina – Open for breakfast and lunch, BlueIguana Cantina serves authentic tacos on fresh-made tortillas and made-to-order burritos that can be personalized by diners at an extensive salsa and toppings bar.
• Bonsai Sushi — Bonsai Sushi has been expanded on Carnival Vista to offer cooked-to-order items like Shrimp Tempura, Chicken Katsu, Omakase (Chef’s Choice) and various noodle bowls, complementing a variety of sushi, sashimi and bento boxes.
• Cherry on Top — For those with a sweet tooth, Cherry on Top serves up ingredients mixed by hand and made to order. Cool concoctions include a base of ice cream and at least four toppings, from whipped cream and hot fudge to Oreo cookie pieces and pineapple chunks. Additionally, when guests order Brownie Buoy – hand-selected by kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – a donation is made to the hospital.
• Cucina del Capitano — A celebration of Carnival Cruise Line’s deep roots in Italy — all of the fleet’s captains are Italian — Cucina del Capitano serves up a variety of Italian favorites family-style.
• Fahrenheit 555 — This classic American steakhouse offers mouth-watering steaks and other gourmet fare with impeccable service.
• Guy’s Burger Joint — A guest favorite, Guy’s features fresh-made burgers, hand-cut fries and innovative toppings created in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri.
• Havana Bar — This popular bar specializing in mojitos and Cuba Libres has added a bar menu. From Sabor de Habana, a sampler plate, to ceviche de mariscos, ropa vieja and pan con bistec, guests can taste authentic dishes of Cuba.
• JavaBlue Café — Featuring coffee straight-up, or perhaps with an upgrade, JavaBlue Café serves hot and cold drinks with a fun twist. Guests also can enjoy sweet treats and comfort snacks.
• Ji Ji Asian Kitchen — Serving up enticing dishes in an eclectic space, Ji Ji brings not only great food, but good fortune to the table. Offering a full-service menu featuring a mix of exotic and familiar dishes designed to challenge and delight the senses, the venue offers a truly unique culinary experience.
• Pizzeria del Capitano — Pizzeria del Capitano offers five varieties of hand-tossed artisanal-style pizza, all available free of charge 24 hours a day.
• Lido Marketplace — A casual poolside eatery offering an array of international favorites, from paninis to comfort food to a New York-style deli and just about everything in between.
• Ocean Plaza — An indoor/outdoor café serving cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos as well as pastries and other confections.
• RedFrog Pub & Brewery — Delicious Caribbean bites are served here, but the star is the hand-crafted beer brewed on board in the line’s first onboard brewery developed in collaboration with Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery. The Caribbean-inspired brews include the aromatic and citrusy ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat spiced and unfiltered ale, and rich and creamy FriskyFrog Java Stout.
• Seafood Shack – A Carnival Vista exclusive, Seafood Shack features traditional fare like New England clam chowder, lobster rolls, crab cake sliders and fried clam strips served by the bucket, with steamed lobster, snow crab, peel-and-eat shrimp and raw oysters sold by the pound.
• Serenity — Salads, sandwiches, wraps and other light fare is available at the ship’s exclusive adults-only retreat.
• Shake Spot — Shake Spot offers more than just your average shakes and floats. Guests can sip on hand-crafted classics, fruity-flavored treats and even spiked indulgences.
• The Chef’s Table — This VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for an exclusive group of 14 guests, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation. The evening concludes with an impressive full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular menus, all hosted by one of the ship’s master chefs.
• The Taste Bar — Offering complimentary bite-size preview offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues, along with a signature cocktail tied to the day’s particular theme available for purchase.
• American Table/American Feast – Featuring extensive menus and wine lists in the Horizons and Reflections main dining rooms with a wide range of appetizers, side dishes, entrees and desserts, as well as shareable items for the table.

Carnival Vista debuted May 1 with a 13-day cruise departing from Trieste, Italy — the first European voyage for Carnival in three years. A variety of spectacular Mediterranean itineraries will be offered with port calls throughout Italy, France, Spain and Croatia as well as several new destinations for Carnival such as Crete (Heraklion), and Corfu, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Palermo, Sicily; Cagliari, Sardinia; and Gibraltar.

On Oct. 21, 2016, Carnival Vista embarks on a special 13-day transatlantic crossing and arrives in New York Nov. 3, then operates a pair of 11-day voyages from the Big Apple before repositioning to Miami for year-round Caribbean departures later that month.
For additional information and reservations for Carnival Cruise Line, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.
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Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Developments Related to the Purchase of Three Panamax Vessels

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Developments Related to the Purchase of Three Panamax VesselsATHENS, GREECE, March 22, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that the aggregate purchase price of the three Panamax vessels, m/v Infinity 9 (tbr. “Ismene”), m/v Manzoni (tbr. “Maera”) and m/v Sunshine (tbr. “Selina”), was reduced from US$39.8 million, initially agreed in February 2016, to US$39.265 million, through the signing of two addenda. Continue reading “Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Developments Related to the Purchase of Three Panamax Vessels”

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces 2016 and 2017 Itineraries for New Ships

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces 2016 and 2017 Itineraries for New ShipsJune 19, 2015 – With its inaugural season underway, new cruise line Viking Ocean Cruises has added Mediterranean and Holy Land itineraries for its upcoming vessels Viking Sea and Viking Sky.

The cruises are as follows:

• A 15-day voyage from Rome to Istanbul, which includes a three-day stop in Israel. This trip will be available in 2016 on Viking Sea and in 2017 on Viking Sky.

• A 15-day trip from Bergen to Istanbul. The trip, which sails around Portugal, has a planned stop in Tunis, as well as Malta and Athens. This trip will be available in 2016 on Viking Sea.

• An eight-day cruise from Rome to Barcelona. This trip dips down to the Southern Mediterranean by stopping in Tunis and Algiers. It will be available in 2017 on Viking Sea.

• A 22-day sailing from Barcelona to Stockholm, which includes stops in the Baltic Sea, including St. Petersburg. This trip will be available in 2017 on Viking Sky.

Viking Sea is set to launch in 2016, while Viking Sky will debut in 2017. Viking Star is currently the line’s only ship, sailing in the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean.

 

 

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Echo Logistics Selected Number Four by Readers on Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL List

Echo Logistics Selected Number Four by Readers on Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL ListCHICAGO, IL ., Aug. 8, 2014 – (Marketwired) Echo Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today its selection by Inbound Logistics magazine as a 2014 Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Award winner. The winners appear in the magazine’s July issue.

The selection marks the fourth consecutive appearance on the list for Echo Logistics. The company tied for the fourth spot on the influential 2014 list, a significant jump from its eighth place position in the readers’ poll of 2013.

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