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CSC Phoenix parent company sued by BOC International

Chinese bulk shipping operator CSC Phoenix has announced that the company’s controlling shareholder, Tianjin Shunhang Shipping, has been sued by BOC International, the investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary of Bank of China over a debt repayment dispute.

Shunhang Shipping secured financing of RMB70m ($11m) from BOC International by pledging part of its shares in CSC Phoenix to the latter in 2016 and has since been unable to make repayment according to the contract.

BOC International has now requested Shunhang Shipping to repay the RMB70m loan, RMB1.4m of interest and RMB1.63m of compensation.

CSC Phoenix warns that the lawsuit could have significant impact on the company’s stock trading.

This week, CSC Phoenix also reported that the company is facing a lack of tonnage with charter contracts for 15 bulkers expire by the end of June.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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