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2005 Results

K-Sea Announces Record Results

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. reported record results of operations for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended September 30, 2005. The Company also announced that its distribution to unitholders in respect of the first quarter will increase by $0.01 to $0.57 per unit, or $2.28 per unit annualized. The distribution will be payable on November 14, 2005 to unitholders of record on November 8, 2005. For the three months ended September 30, 2005, the Company reported operating income of $6.2 million, an increase of $1.7 million, or 37%, compared to $4.5 million of operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2004. The increase resulted from the expansion of the Company's fleet barrel-carrying capacity over the past year and continued strong vessel utilization, plus improved average daily rates in the Company's coastwise trade as a result of continuing strong demand for refined petroleum products and higher oil prices. Additional vessels put into service over the past year include the tank barges acquired as part of the Norfolk acquisition in December 2004, which are now contributing positively to operating results, one vessel which was placed back in service in September 2004, after being double hulled, and one vessel placed back in service in May 2005 after being retrofitted. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had no significant impact on operations for the quarter.


TOP Tankers Reports Financial Results

TOP Tankers Inc., announced its operating results for the third quarter and nine-month period of 2006 and restatement of first, second quarter and first half of 2006 unaudited financial statements. For the three months ended September 30, 2006, the company reported net loss of $11,394,000, or $0.35 per share, compared with net income of $7,921,000, or $0.28 per share, for the third quarter of 2005. The weighted average numbers of basic shares used in the computations were 32,163,137 and 28


Aker Yards’ Backlog Doubles

Aker Yards ASA reported an EBITDA of NOK 240 million for the second quarter of 2005, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 5.9 percent. The margin year to date is 5.3 percent. The order intake in the second quarter was NOK 9.3 billion, giving a total order backlog of NOK 36.3 billion at the end of the quarter, representing 110 vessels to be built at the groups' 13 yards. Aker Yards confirms its guidance for 2005 that foresees a growth in revenues to a level in the range of NOK 16-18 bn


Euronav Announces Record Results

The executive committee of Euronav NV reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2006. The company had net income of $93.5 million (2005: $80.8 million) or $1.78 (2005: $1.92) per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2006. This is the highest result for a first quarter ever. EBITDA for the same period was $141.3 million (2005: $98.7 million). The average daily time charter equivalent rates, or TCE


Aker Releases 3Q Results

Aker Yards ASA reported an EBITDA of NOK 304 million for the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the third quarter of 2005. Challenges on three RoRo container vessels gave a negative result effect in the quarter of approximately NOK 60 million for the business area Merchant Vessels. Additionally, capacity costs related to low capacity utilization in France resulted in a negative effect of NOK 90 million in the quarter, slightly more than anticipated


VT Group Benefits from Acquisitions

Support services and shipbuilding firm VT Group said its interim results benefited from the positive impact of recent acquisitions, which traded in line with expectations. The company's earning per share jumped 22.3% to 12.89p. Due to the strong results, the company increased the interim dividend payable to 3.25p a share, an 8.3% increase from 2005. Within the next six months, the group will find out whether its bids for three large military PFI support programmes have been successful


Diamond Offshore Drilling Announces 3Q Results

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. reported net income of $82 million, or $0.60 per share on a diluted basis, for the third quarter of 2005, compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.02 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period a year earlier. Revenue for the third quarter of 2005 was $310.5 million, compared to revenue of $208.2 million for the third quarter of 2004. For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, the company reported net income of $153.4 million, or $1


Eagle Reports 2Q Results

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc., the largest U.S. based owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels, reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005. Members of Eagle Bulk's senior management team hosted a teleconference and webcast at 8:30 a.m. this morning to discuss the results.


BC Ferries Announces 3Q Results

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) announced its third quarter results for fiscal 2005/06 with a net loss of $0.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2005, compared to a net loss of $4.2 million in the same quarter last year. Due to the seasonality of ferry travel, BC Ferries generates higher net earnings in the spring and summer quarters, which are subsequently reduced by net losses in the last two quarters of its fiscal year.


Continued Success for WW

Continued progress characterized results for Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) in the first half of 2005. The group has never delivered such high quarterly figures, including an operating income of $511 million in 2Q 2005 (vs. $452 million in 2Q 2004). WW's net operating profit for the second quarter was $72 million, an improvement of $15 million from the same period of 2004. Profit before tax for the quarter came to $64 million, compared with $51 million for April-June last year.


SwissMarine Hires Diana's Capesize Bulker

Courtesy Diana Shipping

  Diana Shipping Inc. today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Aliki. The gross charter rate is US$5,300 per day


Damen Reports Dredger Success

Photo courtesy of Damen

 2015 was very successful for Damen’s Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) range, the builder said.   Throughout the year, 12 CSDs were sold and delivered to clients around the world. Most of the deliveries were stock built vessels


G E Shipping Acquires Product Tanker

Photo Courtesy GE

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of a 2005-Japanese built Medium Range Product Tanker “Jag Padma” of about 48,000 dwt. The company had contracted to buy the ship in December 2015. With the inclusion of the vessel


Proposed Changes to Long Island Sound Dredged Material Sites

Image: EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites. The proposed amendments will help meet the goal of reducing or eliminating dredged material disposal in open waters of the


No kickbacks in Scorpene Submarine Deal, Says Indian Government

Image: Indian Navy

 No kickbacks were paid in connection with the purchase of Scorpene submarines for the Indian Navy in 2005 from French company Thales the government has told the Delhi High Court, reports PTI.   Indian government was responding to a PIL


Seaspan Announces Senior Management Changes

  Seaspan Corporation announced that Sai Chu, Chief Financial Officer, has informed of his resignation and retirement from Seaspan effective November 6, 2015, after more than 10 years' of service with Seaspan and related entities. Gerry Wang, Chief Executive Officer


Ulstein’s X-BOW Turns 10

subsea vessel  Island Performer (Photo: Ulstein)

While new designs often grab headlines, mature designs that have enjoyed success are perhaps better indicators of true progress in marine technology. When the Ultstein X-Bow made its debut 10 years ago, some scoffed at the unusual design characteristics


Drewry: Container Service Reliability Falls

Containership reliability took a small step backwards in October as the average on-time performance across all trades reached 77.9%, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.


Warm Water Mixing up Life in Arctic

Most surprising finding is that the thermally induced changes at the ocean surface can rapidly spread to affect life in the deep seas Courtesy Alfred Wegener institute

  AWI researchers’ unique 15-year observation series reveals how sensitive marine ecosystems in polar regions are to change The warming of arctic waters in the wake of climate change is likely to produce radical changes in the marine habitats of the High North


CMA CGM Slashes Fleet CO2 Emissions by 50%

Graphics: CMA CGM

 CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce a 50% improvement in its CO2 performance for its owned fleet. Thanks to an efficient environmental policy sustained by deploying innovative solutions, this success was accomplished in 10 years.  


Damen Marine Components Opens Jiangyin Plant

DMC Opens New Plant in China Courtesy Damen

  Damen Marine Components (DMC) is proud to announce the opening of its brand new facility in Jiangyin, China.Those present at the opening ceremony included CEO of Damen Shipyards Group RenéBerkvens and General Manager of DMC Jiangyin Aart Vogelaar


G E Shipping to Acquire Tanker

Courtesy G E Shipping

  The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited (G E Shipping) signed a contract to buy a Medium Range Product Tanker of about 48,000 dwt. The 2005 Japanese built vessel, to be renamed “Jag Padma”, is expected to join the Company’s fleet by January 2016.


Ejde Loran Station Shut Down on Faroe Islands

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The Ejde Loran station on the Faroe Islands will be shut down on December 31, 2015, after having been in operation since 1959. At the end of the year, the entire European Loran system will be discontinued.   The Loran-C station on Ejde is a part of the Northwest European Loran system


Subsea 7 Wins North Sea Decommissioning Work

Subsea 7 will provide decommissioning services for the second phase of Centrica’s Rose and Stamford gas field decommissioning programs, located in the southern North Sea.   The project is the latest call-off contract under a partnership frame agreement signed in 2005


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






 
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