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2008 Results

Attica Completes Sale of RoRo

Attica Holdings has concluded the sale and delivery of its ice-class RoRo vessel Marin to Compagnie Maritime Marfret. The delivery of Marin to her new owners took place yesterday in Patras, Greece. The total sale proceeds of Marin of Euro 8.52mln generate for Attica Group additional cash of approximately Euro 5.90mln and capital gains of approximately Euro 2.33mln, which will appear in the Group’s first quarter 2008 results.


Internal Waterway Shipping 2008 Results

Now at 12.2 million tons, the volume of goods carried between the Port of Hamburg and the hinterland by inland waterway vessel in 2008 exceeded all previous levels. This marked a 1.5 percent increase on the operating results of the previous year. In Germany as a whole, the shipment of goods by inland waterway vessel in 2008 dropped by 1.6 percent. The most important goods categories were mineral oil products, gases, coal and agricultural and forestry products


Wilson, Sons 4Q & 2008 Results

Wilson Sons Limited announced its consolidated results for the Fourth Quarter (4Q08) and Full Year 2008 (FY08). The company, through its subsidiaries, is one of Brazil's largest providers of integrated port and maritime logistics and supply chain solutions. With a business track record of over 170 years, the company has developed an extensive national network and provides a comprehensive set of services related to domestic and international trade, as well as to the oil and gas industry


Euronav 1Q 2009 Results & New Financing

The executive committee of Euronav NV (Euronext Brussels: EURN) reported its financial results for the three months ended 31st March 2009. The most important key figures are (in thousands of USD):                    first quarter 2009    first quarter 2008 Turnover    128,505    218,004 EBITDA     73,208    154,156


SMIT Achieves Net Profit of $38m in Q1 2009

SMIT net profit in the first quarter of 2009 amounts to $38m. The result includes a net contribution of $13.5m from the financial settlement of the Thunderhorse project. Without this exceptional income item, net profit from normal operating activities showed a limited decrease compared to the first quarter of last year. This is mainly due to a lower profit at the Harbour Towage Division and a reduced supply of work at the Salvage Division.  


Concordia Releases 2013 Q1 Report

Concordia Maritimes President, Hans Norén. (Photo: Concordia Maritime)

Concordia Maritime released its Interm Report 1, January 1 to March 31, 2013. Operating result of SEK 15.7 million Improved income for vessels on the spot market Strongest product tanker market since 2008 Total income, MSEK 127.9 EBITDA, MSEK 51.2 Operating result before impairment, MSEK 15.7 Impairment, MSEK 0.0 Operating result after impairment, MSEK 15.7 Result after tax, MSEK 7.6 Result per share, SEK 0.16 EBITDA, MUSD 8.0 Available liquid funds, MSEK 427.0


Kirby Corp 1Q 2009 Results

•    2009 first quarter earnings per share were $.52 compared with $.68 earned in the 2008 first quarter •    Results included a $.05 per share charge for early retirements and staff reductions •    2009 second quarter earnings per share guidance is $.52 to $.62 versus $.74 earned in the 2008 second quarter •    2009 year earnings per share guidance revised to $2.40 to $2.55 versus $2


London Club Strengthens Financial Position

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The London P&I Club reported that, while investment performance was adversely affected in the year to February 20, 2009, its financial position has been considerably strengthened as a result of action taken by its committee in setting additional calls in October 2008. The club’s annual report will be published in July. But a summary of results for the 2008/9 financial year reports a 13.4 per cent fall in the value of the club’s investments, equating to $39m


Conrad Industries Q3 2009 Results

Conrad Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced its third quarter and nine months 2009 results. For the quarter ended September 30, 2009, Conrad had net income of $2.8m and earnings per diluted share of $0.43 compared to net income of $4.5m and earnings per diluted share of $0.64 during the third quarter of 2008. The company had net income of $10.1m and earnings per diluted share of $1.56 for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 compared to net income of $15


Euroseas Q4 & Year End Report

Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2009 and year ended December 31, 2009. Fourth Quarter 2009 Highlights: - Net loss of $16.3 million or $0.53 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $16.5 million. The results include a $9.0 million loss from the sale of two vessels


Colombo Port to be Among Top 20 Soon - Minister

Colombo Port - Photo Sri Lanka Ports Authority

  Port and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranathunga said he plans to bring the Colombo Port to be among the top 20 global container ports. He said every possible step has been taken to facilitate all employees and staff of the institution to perform their fullest duty towards Sri Lanka Ports


Container Ship Deliveries Hit New Record

Graph and Table source: Alphaliner

 Container vessel capacity delivered in 2015 has reached a new record as 212 new cellular containerships, with a total capacity of 1,714,860 teu, have joined the global fleet over the course of this year, according to Alphaliner Research.  


Containership Charter Market: Back To The Bottom

Graphics: Clarksons Research

 The dust has now settled on the brief rally and subsequent dramatic downturn of the containership charter market in 2015, says  Clarksons Research.   After a good few years in the doldrums, last year saw some fairly animated movements in boxship charter rates


Williams wins World Match Racing Title

Williams and GAC Pindar claim record sixth World Match Racing Tour title after Monsoon Cup victory Photo GAC

Williams and GAC Pindar claim record sixth World Match Racing Tour title after Monsoon Cup victory Johor, Malaysia – GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams has today entered the record books as the first to win sailing’s World Match Racing Tour title six times


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


Marine Engineering Award for Maasvlakte 2

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

The construction of Maasvlakte 2 has been recognized by the award of the prof. dr. ir. J.F. Agema prize, which is awarded every five years to an innovative marine engineering work that was designed or constructed by a Dutch party. The prize, the initiative of the KIVI (Royal Institute of Engineers)


Norway's Statoil to Exit Alaska

Photo: Statoil

Norwegian oil major Statoil said on Tuesday it will pull out of Alaska as its exploration leases in the Chukchi Sea no longer looked competitive.   "Since 2008 we have worked to progress our options in Alaska. Solid work has been carried out


Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Could Slip Again

A ValeMax Bulk Carrier (file image: Vale)

Capesize market could worsen in short-term; 3.5 mln tonnes could be cut from Brazil ore exports. Freight rates for capesize bulk carriers could drift lower next week as Brazil's Samarco iron ore mine disaster and uncertain ore demand from China weigh on cargo volumes, brokers said.


Tanker Rate Spike Dents Efforts to Store Oil Glut at Sea

Record high freight rates are creating more headaches for traders looking to house millions of barrels of unsold crude oil and who already face potential losses due to record high stocks.   They have to decide on whether to use tankers for longer term storage until they can sell their


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


The Orderbook And The Fleet: A Golden Ratio?

Graphics by Clarksons

 The orderbook to fleet ratio is a useful indicator of future supply growth, both across the industry as a whole and within sectors, according to a research report by Clarksons.   Since peaking in 2008, the orderbook has fallen significantly as a percentage of the total fleet


Icy Blast Putting The Big Freeze On Shipping Heat?

Graphics: Clarksons Research

 In Western Europe temperatures so far this winter have remained resolutely mild. However, the global shipping markets remain in general fairly icy, Clarksons Research.   From time to time, shipping market investors still manage to repel the market chill and turn up the heat with their


Survival of Fittest for 2016 Commodity Shippers

A FedNav Bulk carrier (credit: the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership)

Downturn in dry freight market started in 2008; more ships expected to hit the water next year. Shipping companies that transport commodities such as coal, iron ore and grain face a painful year ahead, with only the strongest expected to weather a deepening crisis caused by tepid demand and a


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


Low Bunker Prices Benefit Ship Owners in 2015

Graph: Poten & Partners

 As 2015 draws to a close and the Worldscale Organisation published the new 2016 Flat Rates, Poten and Partners goes through the annual exercise of updating Flat Rates in its systems.    This highlighted once again the significant changes in bunker prices that occurred over the






 
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