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2007 Results

TOP Tankers Announces Release of 3Q Results and Conference Call

TOP Tankers Inc (Nasdaq: TOPT) announced plans to release its third quarter 2007 results on Thursday, November 8, 2007, before market opening. That same day, at 11:00 AM EST, management will host a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet.

Arlington Tankers Announces Unaudited 2Q 2007 Results

Arlington Tankers Ltd. announced financial results for the second quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2007. For the quarter ended June 30, 2007, the Company's total revenues were $17.8 million, consisting of $16.5m in basic vessel charter hire and $1.3 million in additional charter hire that the Company received under its profit sharing arrangements. On the basis of the second quarter results, Arlington's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.59 per share

Hornbeck Offshore Announces Second Quarter 2007 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. Second quarter 2007 revenues were $75.1 million, up 6.2% from $70.7 million for the second quarter of 2006. Operating income was $33.9 million, or 45.1% of revenues, for the second quarter of 2007 compared to $32.7 million, or 46.3% of revenues, for the prior-year quarter. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2007 was $41

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Reports 4Q and 2007 Results

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended November 30, 2007. The financial statements for the full year ended November 30, 2007 have been audited. Highlights for the fourth quarter and full year ended November 30, 2007, compared with the fourth quarter and full year ended November 30, 2006, included: • Operating revenue for the fourth quarter of $460.8 million, up 14% compared with same quarter last year

Smit Internationale NV Exceeds Record

Smit Internationale NV released the following financial updates: •    Operating result for Harbour Towage increases, partly because of the extended interest in URS. •    Commencement of new contracts leads to growth Terminals. •    Result Salvage exceeds historical average. •    Considerable increase result Transport. •    Strongly improved result Heavy Lift in second half of the year.

New Costa Cruise Ship: First Block Placed Down

Costa Cruise Ship First Building Block Hoisted: Photo credit Fincantieri

Construction work begins in Fincantieri's Margher Shipyard on the cruise ship 'Costa Diadema'. Weighing in at 132,500 gross tonnage and with accommodation for a total of 4,947 guests, this will be the biggest Italian-flagged cruise ship afloat.  She is the 10th Costa ship built by Fincantieri in Italy since 2000, with a total investment worth almost 5 billion euros. The building and fitting-out, which are due for completion at the end of October 2014, will employ around 3

Excel Maritime Announces 1Q Results Release Date

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd, an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced that on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, after the close of the market in New York it will release its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. The next day, Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, the company’s management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

ACL Lowers Earnings Guidance, Approves a $200m Stock Buyback Program

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that it is lowering its earnings guidance for the year ending December 31, 2007 to $1.45 to $1.65 in earnings per share for 2007 versus the current street consensus of $1.84. The Company’s previous guidance for 2007 was $1.75 to $1.95. The lowered guidance is driven primarily by the further weakness in the spot grain markets over first quarter levels and lower than planned productivity levels in the manufacturing segment during the second

Teekay Announces 2Q Results

Teekay Corporation (TK) plans to release its financial results for the second quarter of 2007 after market close on Wednesday, August 1, 2007. The Company plans to host a conference call on Thursday, August 2 to discuss the results for the quarter. All shareholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call through the Company’s web site.

Excel Maritime Announces 2Q Results

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that on Monday, August 13, 2007, after the close of the market in New York it will release its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. On August 14, the company’s management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Odfjell's Tanker Overhaul Seeks to Slash Emissions by 20%

Bow Clipper is the first of Odfjell’s tankers to be upgraded (Photo: Odfjell)

Norwegian tanker shipper Odfjell announced it is upgrading the propulsion systems aboard 19 of its chemical tanker vessels in a move that aims to reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20 percent.   The upgrades, which include the retrofit of new energy efficient propeller

Brazil Gives SBM Ultimatum in $250M Bribery Settlement

Brazil has told Dutch SBM Offshore NV, the world's top oil production ship leaser, to agree soon to a $250 million bribery settlement if it wants to regain its biggest client in the world's largest oilship market, a government source told Reuters.

FSL Trust Buys MR Product Tanker

Alan Hatton and Roger Woods (Photo: FSL Trust)

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as the trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), announced that FSL Trust has entered into a memorandum of agreement to purchase a 2007, Japanese-built, 45,998-dwt MR product tanker for $21.8 million.  

TORM Product Tanker Freight Rates Climbs Up

TORM Gerd.  Photo by TORM A/S

 TORM’s strong operational platform has delivered the highest product tanker freight rates since 2008 and a positive EBITDA of USD 96m in the third quarter of 2015, says its CEO Jacob Meldgaard.   TORM has demonstrated its financial and strategic flexibility with the exit from

Capital Product Partners Tankers get Contracts

Image: Capital Product Partners

 Capital Product Partners (CPP) has taken delivery of a new panamax containership, which will commence a five-year timecharter to CMA CGM. It also has won a timecharter from Cargill, and another two have had their charters to Capital Maritime extended.  

Innovative Winch System Patented

Photo courtesy of JonRie Marine Winches

The U.S. Patent Office has  issued Patent s/n 9,056,655 to inventors Brandon Durar (JonRie Marine Winches) and Gregory Castleman (Castleman Maritime) for A Staple Torque Aligning Winch System for Escort Tugs. Naval architect Greg Castleman approached Durar in the winter of 2007 with the

Oben Naki Heads to Canada

Oben Naki

Emphasising the close working relationship which exists between naval architects Robert Allan Ltd and Turkish shipbuilders Sanmar Ltd, Sanmar's Oben Naki has relocated to Vancouver BC to join the Canadian designers as contracts manager (Turkey).

Container Ship and LPG Tanker Collide near Surabaya

Navigator Aries. Photo by Navigator Gas

 LPG tanker Navigator Aries (23,333 dwt, built 2008), and containership Leo Perdana (33,423 dwt, built 2007) collided yesterday in waters off Gresik, nearby the Port of Tunjung Perak in Surabaya, Indonesia.   The collision caused a fire on the 2008-built tanker

Pioneer Marine Names V.Ships as Technical Managers

Pioneer CEO Pankaj Khanna (right) with Capt Sachit Sahoonja - MD V Ships Ship-management India left (Photo: V.Group)

V.Ships, the ship management arm of global maritime services provider V.Group, has recently completed the transfer of the rapidly growing Pioneer fleet of geared dry bulk carriers into its management portfolio.   Pioneer Marine Inc, a fleet owner of some one million deadweight of tonnage

Malcolm Elected to General Dynamics Board


  The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected Mark Malcolm to be a director of the corporation, effective August 5, 2015. He has been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee. Malcolm is the president and chief executive officer of Tower International, Inc

Overseas Shipholding Investors Settle Lawsuit with Execs, Others

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc investors have reached $16.25 million in settlements with the executives, underwriters and an auditor of the tanker company in a lawsuit related to its 2012 bankruptcy and tax problems.   Company directors and officers

July Surge Leads Long Beach to Record Volumes

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Cargo container volumes surged through the Port of Long Beach in July, with an 18.4 percent increase over the same month in 2014, making July a record month in the port’s 104-year history.   Previously, the port’s best year was 2007, just before 2008’s recession

Rickmers Maritime in Red

Photo: Rickmers Trust Management

 Rickmers Trust Management (Rickmers Maritime) suffered a loss of USD15.7 million for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015 from a profit of USD16 million in 2Q14.   Rickmers Maritime recorded a net loss after tax of US$15.7 million in 2Q2015, compared to a net profit of US$16

Norden to Exit Capesize Bulker Markets

Danish shipping company D/S Norden plans to cut the number of vessel types it operates to help it through a long-depressed shipping market that could be about to get worse due to a slowdown in China, the company's chief executive told Reuters.

Shipping Delivering Real CO2 Reduction

ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe

  In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the global shipping industry, as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched some key messages to government negotiators, explaining the impressive progress the industry is making to reduce

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