More trouble for Sainty Marine after it loses court case

More trouble for Sainty Marine after it loses court case

Shanghai: Following a series of financial and operating troubles, including the freezing of assets and vessel cancellations, Sainty Marine has announced that Nanjing People’s Court has overruled the company’s claim against Nanjing Ougang Metallic Material over a contract dispute.

Sainty Marine filed a lawsuit against Nanjing Ougang Metallic Material, asking for the return of pre-payment and compensation, over claims Nanjing Ougang didn’t supply products according to contract terms. However, the case has been dismissed by the court.

Sainty Marine has also filed a complaint to Liaoning Superior People’s Court over the court plans to auction a 6.5% equity share in Nantong Zongyi Investment owned by two major shareholders of Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry, Ji Fenghua and Cheng Jianhua, under another creditor’s request. Sainty Marine is currently restructuring the debt-ridden Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry, and also has a RMB700m ($112m) debt dispute with Ji and Cheng.

The company announced this week that it might not be able to fulfil some of the 32 newbuild contracts it has being built at Mingde Heavy Industry due to the ongoing restructuring of the yard.

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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