EURN Euronav

Filed: 6 May 21, 4:06pm
Washington, D.C.  20549



For the month of May 2021

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Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release of Euronav NV (the "Company"), dated May 6, 2021, announcing the Company's financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

The information contained in Exhibit 99.1 of this Report on Form 6-K, excluding the commentary of Hugo De Stoop and the section entitled “Conference Call”, is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company's registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-238472) that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission effective May 18, 2020.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: May 6, 2021  
 By:/s/ Lieve Logghe 
  Lieve Logghe 
  Chief Financial Officer 


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Challenging quarter due to stunted demand recovery and restricted crude supply

Euronav continuing to diversify financing with new sustainability-linked funding sources

Investing for the future with VLCC and Suezmax fleet renewal added during quarter

ANTWERP, Belgium, 6 May 2021 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) today reported its non-audited financial results for the first quarter of 2021, ended 31 March 2021.

Hugo De Stoop, CEO of Euronav said: ”Low freight rate market conditions prevailed during Q1 and into the current quarter. Mobility restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect global crude consumption. Whilst the tapering of OPEC + production cuts later this month is an encouraging sign, available large crude tonnage remains abundant. We remain confident that the market will recover in the medium-term and that is why we took advantage of available low asset prices to make counter-cyclical investments in both the VLCC and Suezmax segments during Q1. Alongside the excellent relationships that Euronav maintains with shipyards, our new eco-ships will form a key part of our energy transition strategy to lower our fleet emissions.”

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Key figures

 The most important key figures (unaudited) are:      
 (in thousands of USD)  First Quarter 2021 First Quarter 2020 
 Revenue  113,423 416,668 
 Other operating income  2,371 3,278 
 Voyage expenses and commissions  (21,187) (32,679) 
 Vessel operating expenses  (56,145) (53,930) 
 Charter hire expenses  (2,748) (720) 
 General and administrative expenses  (14,298) (16,401) 
 Net gain (loss) on disposal of tangible assets  1,163 8,298 
 Depreciation  (83,857) (82,315) 
 Net finance expenses  (16,380) (21,192) 
 Share of profit (loss) of equity accounted investees  5,934 5,220 
 Result before taxation  (71,724) 226,227 
 Tax benefit (expense)  711 (614) 
 Profit (loss) for the period  (71,013) 225,613 
 Attributable to: Owners of the Company  (71,013) 225,613 

 The contribution to the result is as follows:      
 (in thousands of USD)  First Quarter 2021 First Quarter 2020 
 Tankers  (77,320) 221,364  
 FSO  6,307 4,249  
 Result after taxation  (71,013) 225,613  

 Information per share:     
 (in USD per share) First Quarter 2021 First Quarter 2020 
 Weighted average number of shares (basic) * 201,677,981 215,078,497  
 Result after taxation (0.35) 1.05  
The number of shares issued on 31 March 2021 is 220,024,713. However, the number of shares excluding the owned shares held by Euronav on 31 March 2021 is 201,677,981.

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 EBITDA reconciliation (unaudited):      
 (in thousands of USD)  First Quarter 2021 First Quarter 2020 
 Profit (loss) for the period  (71,013) 225,613  
 + Net interest expenses  16,446 19,390  
 + Depreciation of tangible and intangible assets  83,857 82,315  
 + Income tax expense (benefit)  (711) 614  
 EBITDA (unaudited)  28,579 327,932  
 + Net interest expenses JV  836 1,306  
 + Depreciation of tangible and intangible assets JV  3,041 5,558  
 + Income tax expense (benefit) JV  658 428  
 Proportionate EBITDA  33,114 335,224  

 Proportionate EBITDA per share:      
 (in USD per share)  First Quarter 2021 First Quarter 2020 
 Weighted average number of shares (basic)  201,677,981 215,078,497  
 Proportionate EBITDA  0.15 1.56  

All figures, except for Proportionate EBITDA, have been prepared under IFRS as adopted by the EU (International Financial Reporting Standards) and have not been audited nor reviewed by the statutory auditor.

For the first quarter of 2021, the Company realized a net loss of USD 71 million or USD 0.35 per share (first quarter 2020: a net profit of 225.6 USD million or USD 1.05 per share). Proportionate EBITDA (a non-IFRS measure) for the same period was USD 33.1 million (first quarter 2020: USD 335.2 million).

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The average daily time charter equivalent rates (TCE, a non IFRS-measure) can be summarized as follows:

In USD per day
First quarter 2021First quarter 2020
Average spot rate (in TI Pool)*14,00072,750
Average time charter rate**39,50037,000
Average spot rate***11,50059,250
Average time charter rate29,50030,250
*Euronav owned ships in TI Pool (excluding technical offhire days)
**Including profit share where applicable
*** Including profit share where applicable (excluding technical offhire days)


During February Euronav entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for the VLCC Newton (2009 – 307,284 dwt) with Taiping & Sinopec Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.. The vessel was sold for USD 36 million. The transaction produced a capital gain of about USD 1.2 million. After repayment of the existing debt, the transaction generated USD 19 million free cash.

Acquisition - Suezmax
Also in February, Euronav announced it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition through resale of two eco-Suezmax newbuilding contracts. Currently completing construction at the Daehan Shipyard in South Korea, these modern vessels are being acquired for an en-bloc price of USD 113 million. Both vessels are due for delivery in January 2022. The vessels have the LNG Ready structural notation and Euronav is working closely with the shipyard and classification society to have the Ammonia Ready structural notation as well. This provides the option to switch to other fuels at a later stage in the future.

Acquisition – VLCC
In April, Euronav entered into an agreement with the Hyundai Samho yard for two VLCC newbuilding contracts. The vessels will be delivered during Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, costing USD 186 million en-bloc, including USD 4.2 million in additions and upgrades to the standard specifications. Euronav also has the option to contract a third VLCC with the same specifications for delivery in the second quarter of 2023. The vessels will have the LNG Ready structural notation and Euronav is also working with the shipyard and classification society to include an Ammonia Ready structural notation.

On our existing fleet, we will continue to take advantage of the current challenging freight rate background to accelerate a number of scheduled dry dockings. 27 dry dockings are scheduled to take place in 2021 (17 VLCCs and 10 Suezmaxes) of which 8 have been completed already (7 VLCCs and 1 Suezmax).

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Cash dividend related to Q1 2021
Euronav remains committed to distribute quarterly dividends throughout the cycle independently of the net income results and will distribute a fixed dividend of USD 12 cents on an annual basis or USD 3 cents per quarter.

Q1-2021 dividend (coupon 25):

Ex dividend20 May 2021
Record date21 May 2021
Payment date3 June 2021

In view of the record date of Friday 21 May 2021, shareholders may not reposition shares between the Belgian Register and the U.S. Register during the period from Thursday 20 May 2021 at 9.00 a.m. (Belgian time) until Monday 24 May 2021 at 9.00 a.m. (Belgian time).

Annual General Meeting & Special General Meeting May 2021

Euronav has invited its shareholders to participate in the Ordinary General Meeting and the Special General Meeting to be held on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 10.30 a.m. CET and 11.00 a.m. CET, respectively, in 2000 Antwerp, Schaliënstraat 5.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is uncertain if the measures imposed by the Belgian Federal and Flemish governmental authorities, including prohibition and/or restrictions of physical gatherings, will still be in effect on 20 May 2021. Furthermore, additional measures may be imposed at the time of the shareholders’ meetings. These measures are in the interest of the health of the shareholders, as well as of the employees of the Company and others participating in the organization of the meetings. Accordingly, the Supervisory Board strongly encourages the shareholders not to physically attend the shareholders’ meetings and strongly invites the shareholders to exercise their rights by (i) upfront distant voting using the form for voting by letter, or (ii) upfront by written proxy to the meetings’ secretary. Furthermore, shareholders are encouraged to exercise their right to ask questions relating to the agenda items of the shareholders’ meetings in writing. No standing reception will be organized after the meetings.
The convening notice and the other documents related to the meetings are available on the Company’s website The practical formalities for participation in these meetings are described in the convening notice.

An investor presentation for the attention of all shareholders will be published on the Company’s website on 13 May 2021.

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Euronav continues to maintain a strong financial base and excellent relationships with its capital providers: commercial banks, equity, and debt investors. At the end of March 2021, the Company had liquidity of USD 1.1 billion comprising USD 149 million cash and USD 969 million undrawn committed credit facilities.


With COVID-19 infections surging in India and beyond, crew changes are becoming challenging again. Now, more than ever, seafarers need to be designated as key workers to ensure priority vaccination and access to safe transit and travel. Crews have worked tirelessly, at the heart of the world trade, to keep moving crude. Despite difficulties with port access, repatriation, crew changes and many more challenges, there can be no denying that seafarers have gone beyond the call of duty.

So far, fewer than 60 countries have heeded our call for seafarers to be designated as “key workers”. More countries need to do so if we are to resolve this crisis and ensure seafarers are treated humanely, so that their travel to and from their place of work is properly facilitated. There is still a long way to go before we are back to a normal crew change regime.

As vaccination is rolled out in many countries, many governments, including the Belgian government, have started to prioritize seafarers in their national COVID-19 vaccination programmes which is a very positive evolution. We recognize that many seafarers have endured intense hardship while working to keep trade flowing, and we are grateful to them for their service.


The VLCC and Suezmax freight markets remained difficult throughout Q1. Two factors have contributed to continually defer freight rate recovery.  Firstly, high compliance with production/export cuts from OPEC+ has continued to restrict cargoes available for commercial transit. This kept 7.2 million bpd out of the market during Q1. Secondly, COVID-19 driven restrictions continue to depress demand for crude oil. Consumption according to the EIA globally has averaged 94 million bpd between July 2020 through to March 2021 (compared to 100 million bpd in Q4 2019, the last full quarter before COVID-19).

The severe impact of those two negative factors was evidenced by the blockage of the Suez Canal, a key crude tanker transit lane, for six days in late March. In ordinary circumstances this would have led to substantial disruption in the large tanker market and a likely increase in freight rates. However, due to the short-term oversupply of tonnage this has had limited effect in operational terms or in benefiting freight rates.

Given this market background, the lack of ship recycling has confounded many observers, including ourselves. Historical precedents suggest periods of challenging freight rates in the tanker markets have induced owners of older tonnage to recycle their ships, reducing therefore the global trading fleet. Since 1990, on average 5% of the VLCC fleet has exited the global fleet following a 12-month period of low freight rates (below USD 25,000 per day). However, this pattern has not emerged in the current low market cycle.

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Many analysts believe that older tonnage has instead been used for “illicit trade” that has developed around Iranian and Venezuelan sanctioned cargoes. The vessels undertaking this trade have been almost exclusively older tonnage (DNB estimate average age of 20 years for such VLCCs). Rather than head for the recycling yards (and enjoy a high current recycle price of USD 20 million for a VLCC) such vessels have instead been sold, usually to private operators (83 elderly VLCCs sold for instance since 2019) (Source: Gibson Shipbrokers).

Such trade appears to have been policed less effectively in the past few quarters than previously. The impact has been substantial with potentially 66 VLCCs (54 Iran, 12 Venezuela) and 29 Suezmaxes (20 Iran, 9 Venezuela) involved (source: Gibson Shipbrokers). The effect has been to reduce recycling to 11 VLCCs (1.3% of fleet) and 5 Suezmaxes (1%).

Contracting of new tankers, primarily VLCCs, has been a recent source of attention. A key driver has been dual fuel contracting in the VLCC sector with a quarter of the order book now dual fuel denominated. The vast majority of these vessels (80%) will not enter the spot market but will instead start with multi-year time charter. The Suezmax sector has not seen the same level of contracting, with less than five new builds ordered per quarter over the past year.

These dual-fuel vessels reflect the growing structural focus on emissions reduction from financiers. This will in turn increase pressure on older, higher emission tonnage. A quarter of both the VLCC and Suezmax fleet is over 15 years old and consume, on average, 22 % more than younger tonnage aged at 6 years or less (source: Tankers International). Shipping banks, investors, and regulators (IMO, via EEXI regulations due 2023) are increasing their focus on emissions and compliance. Euronav believes this will inevitably lead to a further reduction in older tonnage utlilisation at some point and ultimately drive their exit from the global tanker fleet.

A short-term inflection point in the tanker cycle has therefore remained elusive. However, asset prices, driven by higher steel prices, are higher across all age VLCC and Suezmax categories. A tapering of production cuts from OPEC+, now scheduled to deliver 2.1 million bpd of additional crude between May and July, should help improve the market. Every 1 million bpd of crude transit should translate into a requirement for 30 VLCCs. Finally, the return to the world economic order of legitimizing the “illicit” crude tanker trade with Iran could be the catalyst for older tonnage engaged in this trade to be recycled out of the global fleet.

So far in the second quarter of 2021, the Euronav VLCC fleet that operated in the Tankers International Pool has earned about USD 10,000 per day and 48% of the available days have been fixed. Euronav’s Suezmax fleet trading on the spot market has earned about USD 10,500 per day on average with 41% of the available days fixed.

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Additional unsecured sustainability-linked facility
After the end of Q1, Euronav announced that it had signed an EUR 80 million unsecured revolving credit facility. This new facility, which was significantly oversubscribed, was concluded with a range of commercial banks and with the support of Gigarant.  Sustainability and emission reductions are key components of the margin pricing in the facility. The conclusion of this funding brings facilities with an integrated sustainability component to just under a third of Euronav’s total financing.

The facility will have a minimum duration of 3 years, with two 1-year extension options. A range of measurable sustainability features, such as year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions starting from 2021, will be supported by compliance with the Poseidon Principles. The following banks form the lending consortium, KBC, ABN Amro, Belfius, ING, Societé Generale, BNP Paribas and SEB, supported by Gigarant.

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The call will be a webcast with an accompanying slideshow. You can find details of this conference call below and on the “Investor Relations” page of the Euronav website at

Webcast Information 
Event Type: Audio webcast with user-controlled slide presentation
Event Date:6 May 2021
Event Time:8 a.m. EST / 2 p.m. CET
Event Title: “Q1 2021 Earnings Conference Call”
Event Site/URL:

Telephone participants may avoid any delays by pre-registering for the call using the following link to receive a special dial-in number and PIN conference call registration link: Pre-registration fields of information to be gathered: name, company, email.

Telephone participants located in the U.S. who are unable to pre-register may dial in to +1-877-328-5501 on the day of the call. Others may use the international dial-in number +1-412-317-5471.

A replay of the call will be available until May 13, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. CET on 6 May 2021. Telephone participants located in the U.S. can dial +1-877-344-7529. Others can dial +1-412-317-0088. Please reference the conference number 10154465.

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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.

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, dry-docking 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 United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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Brian Gallagher – Head of IR, Research and Communications & Management Board member
Tel: +44 20 78 70 04 36

Annual General Meeting: Thursday 20 May 2021
About Euronav
Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The Company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euronav employs its fleet both on the spot and period market. VLCCs on the spot market are traded in the Tankers International pool of which Euronav is one of the major partners. Euronav’s owned and operated fleet consists of 2 V-Plus vessels, 47 VLCCs (two to be delivered), 28 Suezmaxes (Of which one is in a joint venture, two vessels that are time chartered in and two vessels to be delivered) and 2 FSO vessels (both owned in 50%-50% joint venture).

Regulated information within the meaning of the Royal Decree of 14 November 2007

Condensed consolidated statement of financial position (unaudited)
(in thousands of USD)

   March 31, 2021  December 31, 2020
Non-current assets      
Vessels  3,160,234  2,865,308
Assets under construction  33,904  207,069
Right-of-use assets  63,926  52,955
Other tangible assets  1,627  1,759
Intangible assets  182  161
Receivables  58,496  55,054
Investments in equity accounted investees  56,557  51,703
Deferred tax assets  2,079  1,357
Total non-current assets  3,377,005  3,235,366
Current assets      
Bunker inventory  33,834  75,780
Trade and other receivables  233,235  214,479
Current tax assets  136  136
Cash and cash equivalents  149,697  161,478
Total current assets  416,902  451,873
TOTAL ASSETS  3,793,907  3,687,239
Share capital  239,148  239,148
Share premium  1,702,549  1,702,549
Translation reserve  673  935
Hedging reserve  (2,241)  (7,456)
Treasury shares  (164,104)  (164,104)
Retained earnings  463,946  540,714
Equity attributable to owners of the Company  2,239,971  2,311,786
Non-current liabilities      
Bank loans  939,962  836,318
Other notes  198,413  198,279
Other borrowings  96,786  100,056
Lease liabilities  32,272  21,172
Other payables  5,236  6,893
Employee benefits  8,289  7,987
Provisions  1,080  1,154
Total non-current liabilities  1,282,038  1,171,859
Current liabilities      
Trade and other payables  100,609  85,150
Current tax liabilities  930  629
Bank loans  33,921  20,542
Other borrowings  90,321  51,297
Lease liabilities  45,881  45,749
Provisions  236  227
Total current liabilities  271,898  203,594
TOTAL EQUITY and LIABILITIES  3,793,907  3,687,239

Condensed consolidated statement of profit and loss (unaudited)
(in thousands of USD except per share amounts)

   2021  2020
   Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2021  Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2020
Shipping income      
Revenue  113,423  416,668
Gains on disposal of vessels/other tangible assets  1,163  8,298
Other operating income  2,371  3,278
Total shipping income  116,957  428,244
Operating expenses      
Voyage expenses and commissions  (21,187)  (32,679)
Vessel operating expenses  (56,145)  (53,930)
Charter hire expenses  (2,748)  (720)
Depreciation tangible assets  (83,836)  (82,291)
Depreciation intangible assets  (21)  (24)
General and administrative expenses  (14,298)  (16,401)
Total operating expenses  (178,235)  (186,045)
Finance income  6,934  6,907
Finance expenses  (23,314)  (28,099)
Net finance expenses  (16,380)  (21,192)
Share of profit (loss) of equity accounted investees (net of income tax)  5,934  5,220
PROFIT (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX  (71,724)  226,227
Income tax benefit (expense)  711  (614)
PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD  (71,013)  225,613
Attributable to:      
Owners of the company  (71,013)  225,613
Basic earnings per share  (0.35)  1.05
Diluted earnings per share  (0.35)  1.05
Weighted average number of shares (basic)  201,677,981  215,078,497
Weighted average number of shares (diluted)  201,690,677  215,078,497

Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income (unaudited)
(in thousands of USD)

   2021  2020
   Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2021  Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2020
Profit/(loss) for the period  (71,013)  225,613
Other comprehensive income (expense), net of tax      
Items that will never be reclassified to profit or loss:
Remeasurements of the defined benefit liability (asset)    
Items that are or may be reclassified to profit or loss:
Foreign currency translation differences  (262)  (167)
Cash flow hedges - effective portion of changes in fair value  5,215  (3,077)
Equity-accounted investees - share of other comprehensive income  295  (816)
Other comprehensive income (expense), net of tax  5,248  (4,060)
Total comprehensive income (expense) for the period  (65,765)  221,553
Attributable to:      
Owners of the company  (65,765)  221,553

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity (unaudited)
(in thousands of USD)

 Share capitalShare premiumTranslation reserveHedging reserveTreasury sharesRetained earningsTotal equity
Balance at January 1, 2020239,1481,702,549299(4,583)(45,616)420,0582,311,855
Profit (loss) for the period225,613225,613
Total other comprehensive income (expense)(167)(3,077)(816)(4,060)
Total comprehensive income (expense)(167)(3,077)224,797221,553
Balance at March 31, 2020239,1481,702,549132(7,660)(45,616)644,8552,533,408
 Share capitalShare premiumTranslation reserveHedging reserveTreasury sharesRetained earningsTotal equity
Balance at January 1, 2021239,1481,702,549935(7,456)(164,104)540,7142,311,786
Profit (loss) for the period(71,013)(71,013)
Total other comprehensive income (expense)(262)5,2152955,248
Total comprehensive income (expense)(262)5,215(70,718)(65,765)
Transactions with owners of the company       
Dividends to equity holders(6,050)(6,050)
Total transactions with owners(6,050)(6,050)
Balance at March 31, 2021239,1481,702,549673(2,241)(164,104)463,9462,239,971

Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows (unaudited)
(in thousands of USD)

   2021  2020
   Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2021  Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities      
Profit (loss) for the period  (71,013)  225,613
Adjustments for:  92,364  90,484
Depreciation of tangible assets  83,836  82,291
Depreciation of intangible assets  21  24
Provisions  (65)  (119)
Income tax (benefits)/expenses  (711)  614
Share of profit of equity-accounted investees, net of tax  (5,934)  (5,220)
Net finance expense  16,380  21,192
(Gain)/loss on disposal of assets  (1,163)  (8,298)
Changes in working capital requirements  36,750  (348)
Change in cash guarantees  (4)  36
Change in inventory  41,946  39,285
Change in receivables from contracts with customers  (5,832)  9,783
Change in accrued income  (1,782)  7,157
Change in deferred charges  (9,604)  (5,540)
Change in other receivables  (1,087)  (50,843)
Change in trade payables  6,758  7,236
Change in accrued payroll  49  (529)
Change in accrued expenses  7,092  (4,886)
Change in deferred income  (2,863)  (2,560)
Change in other payables  1,763  2,024
Change in provisions for employee benefits  314  (1,511)
Income taxes paid during the period  290  232
Interest paid  (10,882)  (17,260)
Interest received  1,737  1,528
Dividends received from equity-accounted investees  1,375  1,500
Net cash from (used in) operating activities  50,621  301,749
Acquisition of vessels and vessels under construction  (227,210)  (100,508)
Proceeds from the sale of vessels  35,370  21,003
Acquisition of other tangible assets  (57)  (139)
Acquisition of intangible assets  (42)  (189)
Loans from (to) related parties  (129)  56
Lease payments received from finance leases  481  439
Net cash from (used in) investing activities  (191,587)  (79,338)
Proceeds from new borrowings  340,899  248,129
Repayment of borrowings  (160,271)  (349,754)
Repayment of lease liabilities  (12,995)  (7,882)
Repayment of commercial paper  (24,623)  (89,640)
Repayment of sale and leaseback  (5,589)  (4,096)
Dividends paid  (6,056)  (3)
Net cash from (used in) financing activities  131,365  (203,246)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  (9,601)  19,165
Net cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period  161,478  296,954
Effect of changes in exchange rates  (2,180)  (3,955)
Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period  149,697  312,164
of which restricted cash