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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 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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

No kickbacks in Scorpene Submarine Deal, Says Indian Government

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 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

New Test Kit Detects Cat Fines Onboard

Image: Parker Kittiwake

Test kit detects catalytic fines to help prevent irreparable damage to fuel pumps, injectors, piston rings and liners   A new Cat Fines Test Kit has been launched by asset control and protection technology provider Parker Kittiwake. The onboard test identifies the presence of abrasive

Long Beach Port Improves Air Quality

2014 Air Emissions Inventory

  The Port of Long Beach has surpassed every air pollution reduction milestone set for 2014 by the landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, according to an analysis released today. An annual, comprehensive inventory of port-related air pollution emissions in 2014 found the

Shell Starts Bonga Phase 3 in Nigeria

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Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) announced the start-up of production from the Bonga Phase 3 project.   Bonga Phase 3 is an expansion of the Bonga Main development, with peak production expected to be some 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent, Shell said

Port of LA: 10 Years of Clean Air Gains

Port Exceeds 2014 Emission Reduction Targets for Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Sulfur Oxides (SOx), with SOx Emissions Nearing Zero   Findings from its 10th consecutive year of tracking air pollution show the Port of Los Angeles has set new records for cutting

Kooiman BV Contracts for Survey, Life-Extension of SWATH

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The Dutch Pilotage Service contracted with Kooiman BV for a major maintenance survey and life-extension of its SWATH vessel Cetus en Persues. The SWATH, a catamaran vessel measuring 25.7 x 14.3 x 2.7m was built in 2005.   Combined with regular special survey

New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc.    Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen

Carnival to Cut GHGs by 25%

Graphics: Carnival Corporation

 Carnival Corporation has renewed its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from its 2005 baseline by 2020, according to a recent announcement of the travel and leisure company’s 2020 sustainability goals.  

Concordia Maritime Renews P-MAX Vessels Contract

Stena Polaris (Photo: Concordia Maritime)

International tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it has renewed a contract with an international oil and gas company for 12 months for two vessels. The contract also includes an additional vessel for six months. The renewed contract relates to three P-MAX vessels: 2005-built Stena

Hapag-Lloyd Continues on Path for Profits

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Merger with CSAV is expected to deliver $100 million higher synergies than targeted, strong operating results, significant increases in transport volume and revenue driven by the merger   Container shipper Hapag-Lloyd said it has increased transport volumes and revenue as well as earnings

GAIL to Finalize LNG Deal with Iran

Photo by  Iran Liquefed Natural Gas co

India’s state-run gas utility GAIL has begun talks with Iran to revive a decade-old LNG supply contract with the country, reports PTI.   The Business Standard has reported that GAIL has opened talks with Iran over the LNG contract whose value is estimated to be $22 billion in light of

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