WE WELCOME JOHN VLAHAKIS TO THE RIDGEBURY ENGINEERING TEAM
- Nov 14, 2016
John Vlahakis , a graduate of SUNY Maritime College, has joined the Ridgebury team as a Superintendent. John was most recently with Harley Marine Services and US Shipping Corporation. We are pleased to have John on board.
Ridgebury To Redeem Bond
- Oct 04, 2016
Westport, October 4 – Ridgebury Crude Tankers announced today its intention to redeem the full remaining outstanding amount of the Senior Secured Bond listed on Nordic ABM. Issued in March 2014 with an initial principal amount of $210 million, the bond proceeds were key to financing the acquisition of a seven vessel Suezmax fleet. Since issuance, Ridgebury has used cash flow from vessel operations to acquire three additional ships and to prepay $30 million in bond principal.
The remaining $180 million outstanding principal will be redeemed at a price of 101.333% plus accrued interest, as provided for in the bond agreement, with settlement expected on or about November 17, 2016.
Speaking for the company, Ridgebury CEO Robert Burke said, “We are grateful to the many investors in this bond who were willing to believe in Ridgebury and support us during a critical phase of our growth. As our first foray into the capital markets, this bond issue was a transformative event for us. The solid structure allowed it always to trade at or above the issue price, even during times of market turmoil, and we are pleased now to close out a very good investment for our bondholders. ”
Ridgebury’s CEO Robert Burke named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award winner in New York
- Jun 23, 2016
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Robert Burke won the award in the Distributions and Logistics category, and was selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Marquis on June 22, 2016.
RIDGEBURY WINS LLOYD’S LIST DEAL OF THE YEAR
- May 20, 2016
Ridgebury adds the Alina L to the fleet
- May 11, 2016
WE WELCOME TIM PHOTOPOULOS TO THE RIDGEBURY ENGINEERING TEAM
- Apr 25, 2016
Tim Photopoulos, a graduate of SUNY Maritime College, has joined the Ridgebury team as Technical Superintendent. Tim was most recently with Principal Maritime Management and OSG Ship Management. We are pleased to have Tim on board.
WE WELCOME DAVID BURKE TO THE RIDGEBURY ENGINEERING TEAM
- Apr 01, 2016
David Burke, a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, has joined the Ridgebury team as Vice President of Engineering. David was most recently a Partner and Technical Director for Principal Maritime Management. We are pleased to have David on board.
Ridgebury on LLoyd’s List 2016 Awards Shortlist
- Apr 01, 2016
TradeWinds – Ridgebury banks vast profit for 2015
- Mar 31, 2016
Bob Burke, chief executive of Ridgebury
Photo: Chris Preovolos
Ridgebury banks vast profit for 2015
Bob Burke-fronted company sees sharp rise in full year bottom line.
March 31st, 2016 08:33 GMT by Andy Pierce
Published in FINANCE
Bob Burke’s Ridgebury recorded a huge profit in 2015 as the tanker market ran hot.
Ridgebury Holdings, owner of its suezmax, aframax and products tankers and co-investor in four VLCCs, banked $81.87m in 2015.
This compares with a loss of $10.77m in 2014, according to figures released today.
It came as revenue at Ridgebury Holdings climbed from $53.56m to $182.05m year-on-year.
Ridgebury Holdings owns seven suezmaxes, two aframaxes and six medium range tankers, which have been marketed for sale.
It also controls around one third of VLCC venture RV4, owner of a four strong VLCC fleet which is not part of the process.
Its annual report shows that the Ridgebury Holdings had ships worth $614.71m at the end of 2015, adjusted down to $572.84m after depreciation.
Crude tide rising
Separate accounts show that Ridgebury Crude, owner of the suezmax and aframax ships, logged a profit of $59.24m in 2015. This compares with a $2.36m loss in 2014.
December 31, 2015 Westport – Ridgebury Crude Tankers (the Issuer in March 2014 of a $210 million Senior Secured Bond) today announced the purchase of the Ridgebury Alice M from affiliate Ridgebury Aframax Tankers.
- Jan 04, 2016
The transaction was completed in accordance with the terms approved by Bondholders on June 24, 2015. The purchase price of $22.1 million was 85% of the vessel’s appraised value according to two independent shipbroker valuations. The purchase was funded from Excess Cash (as defined in the Bond Agreement).
The ship, a 2003 Sumitomo-built Aframax tanker, will continue to trade in the spot market as part of the Teekay Aframax RSA (Revenue Sharing Agreement) pool.
With this purchase, Ridgebury Crude Tankers has applied Excess Cash during 2015 as follows:
-$10.0 million for redemption of bonds at par (March)
– $20.0 million for purchase of the 2003 Aframax tanker Ridgebury Sally B in (June)
– $10.0 million for redemption of bonds at par (September)
– $22.1 million for purchase of the 2003 Aframax tanker Ridgebury Alice M (December)
Due to a combination of (a) the reduction in bond principal to $190 million, (b) the addition to two Aframax vessels to the bond security package, and (c) a general increase in tanker values, bond LTV has been reduced from 70% at issuance in March 2014, to 47% as of December 31, 2015, based on valuations provided by two independent shipbrokers.