GP Global APAC Seeks Six-Month Debt Moratorium

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Friday February 19, 2021

Oil trading company GP Global APAC Pte Ltd is seeking a six-month debt moratorium from Singapore's High Court while its parent company undergoes a restructuring, according to news agency Reuters.

GP Global APAC has missed loan payments in recent months, Reuters reported on Thursday. The debt moratorium would give the company 'breathing space' while the restructuring continues, the news agency cited one of the firm's legal advisors as saying.

GP Global APAC owes more than $464 million to its top 20 unsecured creditors, according to an affidavit filed by the company's chief restructuring officer, Rod Sutton.

Parent company GP Global announced a restructuring in July shortly before saying it had uncovered fraud by some of its employees in the UAE, but little further detail has since emerged. The firm's bunker business is at a standstill, and most staff have left for jobs elsewhere.