The Committee for Aegean Accountability Thursday filed a lawsuit at a US court in the Southern District of New York against Athens-based international bunkering firm Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (Aegean).
The activist investors were seeking a temporary restraining order to stop Aegean’s acquisition of maritime and offshore waste treatment firm H.E.C. Europe Limited (H.E.C.), according to a filing obtained by The Wall Street Journal.
The investors believed Aegean was conducting “a corrupt corporate acquisition” and the acquisition will “line the pockets” of Aegean’s founder; the development is also designed to block efforts by the activist investors to nominate their own group of ‘highly qualified’ candidates to the Aegean board.
Aegean “announced this patently unfair transaction in the face of a contested board election in a transparent effort to entrench current directors,” the investors said in the lawsuit.
“The proposed acquisition would be just the latest in a long history of interested corporate actions, sanctioned by an obedient and self-serving board of directors.”
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Published: 12 March, 2018
Caroline Yang, President of SSA, addresses issues earlier raised by players; including PMC No. 04, the seven-day restriction, contactless bunkering, sampling point, hose connection, and more.
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
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Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.