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2002 Results

Rowan Reports Improved Operating Results

For the three months ended June 30, 2002, Rowan incurred a net loss of $8.7 million, or $.09 per share, on revenues of $148.5 million, compared to net income $87.7 million, or $.92 per share, on revenues of $137.8 million in the first quarter of 2002, and net income of $34.3 million, or $.36 per share, on revenues of $210.4 million in the second quarter of 2001. First quarter 2002 results included net proceeds from the settlement of the Gorilla V contract dispute, which increased net income by approximately $102 million, or $1.07 per share. Excluding the effects of the settlement, the Company's first quarter 2002 results would have been a net loss of approximately $14 million, or $.15 per share. Rowan's offshore rig utilization was 87 percent during the second quarter of 2002, versus 80 percent in the first quarter and 90 percent in the year-earlier period, and our average offshore day rate of $30,500 decreased by $2,400, or 7 percent, from the first quarter and by $30,600, or 50 percent, from the year-earlier period. Land rig utilization was 68% during the second quarter of 2002, versus 84 percent in the year- earlier period, and our average land rig day rate of $10,200 decreased by $400, or 4 percent, from the first quarter and by $4,100, or 29 percent, from the year- earlier period.

Northrop Grumman Reports 2Q Results

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported income from continuing operations of $207 million, or $1.09 per share, compared with $181 million, or $1.52 per share, for the same period of 2002. Second quarter 2003 earnings per share are based on weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 184.4 million versus 114.8 million for the second quarter of 2002. Sales for the 2003 second quarter increased to $6.6 billion from $4.2 billion for the same period of 2002.

Waterfront Commission Grants Joint-Recommendation

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor announced that it granted the joint-recommendation of the New York Shipping Association-International Longshoremen's Association Contract Board which requested that the Commission accept applications from 400 persons for inclusion in the Longshoremen's Register and also that the Commission accept applications for the replacement of up to 415 potential retirees for the period of October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

Carnival's Shares Plummet 40 Percent

Carnival Corporation reported net income of $116.3 million ($0.20 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $959.1 million for its fourth quarter ended November 30, 2001, compared to net income of $193.8 million ($0.33 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $850.3 million for the same quarter in 2000. Net income for the year ended November 30, 2001, was $926.2 million ($1.58 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $4.54 billion, compared to net income of $965.5 million ($1.60 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $3

IM Skaugen Announces Results

The IM Skaugen group reported a pre-tax result of MUSD 20.3 in 2003 including a net gain from sale of assets of MUSD 19.3 - (MUSD 4.8 in 2002). The result on EBITDA basis is MUSD 24.8 in 2003 (MUSD 25.8 in 2002 and MUSD 33.9 in 2001). The Board has decided to recommend to the Annual General Meeting on March 1st 2004 to pay a dividend of NOK 7.- per share (NOK 7.50 in 2002 and 7.00 in 2003). The payment of this dividend, for the calendar year 2003

Carnival Reports 3Q Earnings

Carnival Corporation & plc reported net income of $734.3 million ($0.90 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $2.52 billion for its third quarter ended August 31, 2003, compared to net income of $500.8 million ($0.85 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $1.44 billion for the same quarter in 2002. Net income for the nine months ended August 31, 2003 was $988.9 million ($1.42 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $4.90 billion, compared to net income of $824.6 million ($1.40 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $3

DHS Issues Rule on SAFETY Act Implementation

The Department of Homeland Security issued a final rule implementing the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act). The purpose of the regulations is to facilitate and promote the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies that will save lives. This final rule amends the previous interim rule to incorporate changes resulting from comments submitted regarding the earlier rule. The changes come into effect on July 10. 71 Fed. Reg

Trailer Bridge Reports 2Q Results

Trailer Bridge, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2002 highlighted by a significantly reduced losses, profits in the months of May and June and the beginning effects from what is anticipated to be sharp and continuing improvements in market conditions in the Puerto Rico lane. When the company released its first quarter results, it disclosed a just announced transaction where a competitor with a 27 percent market share and operating under Chapter 11 of

Port of Le Havre Container Traffic sets Record

For the third time since the beginning of the year, Le Havre broke its monthly record for containerized traffic as it handled over 155,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in July. This record caps off several months of exceptional results at the port, with shipments measured in tonnage showing growth of 14% since the beginning of 2002. The Port of Le Havre registered over 1.5 million TEUs last year, with

Greece To Liberalize Shipping By 2002

Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis said on Wednesday that island shipping would be liberalized by 2002, two years ahead of schedule as a result of last week's sinking of ferry Express Samina. Shipping officials have partly blamed the ferry's sinking last Tuesday on the near-monopolies that have developed in the Aegean, saying some healthy competition would improve the quality of ships and services. Simitis said shipping companies were merging for strength ahead of the opening of the

Petrobras Announces new President, Management Changes

Petrobras Headquarters Photo Petrobras

Petrobras reports that it has received the letter of resignation of Mr. Aldemir Bendine the functions of a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Company today. In addition, Mr. Bendine also resigned today, the office of member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras Distribuidora -

Vesper Marine to Protect LIS Underwater Cables

Image: Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine announced that it has provided its virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) to New York Power Authority (NYPA) to protect submerged power cables in Long Island Sound.   The WatchMate Asset Protection System is the first U.S

India Govt Subsidy for Ship Building Industry

Nitin Gadkari. Photo: Official FB Page

 Maritime Agenda 2010-20 has inter-alia set a target to increase percentage share of India to 5% in global ship building and 10% share in global ship repair for India by 2020.   The Government of India had earlier extended shipbuilding subsidy scheme to all Indian shipyards on 25th

Dryships Sells Panamax ‘at 10% premium’

Dryship HO Courtesy Dryship

 DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), or the Company, an international, owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, today announced that it has sold the 2002 built Panamax drybulk carrier MV Oregon. The vessel MV Oregon, along with the associated bank debt

NORDEN Sells Capesize Vessel

Photo: Dennis Schnell, Bulldog and Partners

NORDEN announced it has agreed to sell Nord Power, a 176,000 tdw Capesize dry cargo vessel built in 2005. The ship will be delivered to its new owners at the beginning of 2016   NORDEN said the sale will entail an accounting loss of $12 million

Lim Ki-tack Will Take Office As IMO Chief Next Month

Lim Ki-tack. Photo by

 Lim Ki-Tack, who has been elected as the next secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in a ballot, will start his four-year term in the beginning of next year, the South Korean government said, reports Yonhap.  

Spanish Court Sentences Prestige Master to Prison Term

Spain's Supreme Court sentenced the captain of the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off Spain's northwestern coast in 2002, covering thousands of kilometres of coastline in fuel oil, to two years in prison on Tuesday. The captain, Apostolos Mangouras

Danaos' Performance Better


Danaos Corporation one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2015. Highlights for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2015:

Tubman Confirmed as Marad Chief Counsel

David Tubman, the new Chief Counsel in U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration

Former FMC counsel David Tubman has served in FMC Commissioner Doyle's office as counsel since 2013 at U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. After being cleared by the White House and U.S. Department of Transportation late last week, starting today (February 22, 2016), Mr

Results of CIC on Enclosed Space Performance Satisfactory

Enclosed space entry blue Photo Paris MOU

PSCO’s in the Tokyo MoU and Paris MoU regions have performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry from 1 September through 30 November 2015. In general the results of the CIC indicate that the subject of Enclosed Space Entry is

US-ASEAN Connect Initiative, Thanks to South China Sea

ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. Photo by US-ASEAN Business Council, Inc.

 The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are taking their relationship to a new level, thanks to heated tensions in the South China Sea.   China, a key ally of North Korea, has said its committed to denuclearizing the Northth Korea

Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Auto, Container Volumes Rising

Photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance

The Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma reported that auto imports and container volumes posted gains through the first quarter of 2016.   Building off last year’s record-breaking volumes, March marked the highest volume of auto imports in more than a decade

Maersk Line Names Hahnemann Chief HR Officer

On August 1, 2016, Ulf Hahnemann, current Vice President for Strategic Programs at Mars Inc. will join Maersk Line as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and be part of the management board of Maersk Line.   Maersk Line’s current Chief Human Resources Officer, Michael Chivers

Container Equipment Prices Nosedive - Drewry

Container newbuilding prices (US$) Source Drewry Maritime Research

Prices for new dry freight containers declined to their lowest point since 2002 during first-quarter 2016 and are still going down, according to the latest edition of the Container Equipment Insight, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

UK P&I Club's Good Results in Difficult Times

Alan Olivier, Chairman of the UK P&I Club

Disciplined underwriting delivers another successful year   London, 11 May 2016 – The UK P&I Club (“The UK Club”), one of the leading shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurers, announces its financial results for the year ended 20 February 2016.  

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