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2009 Results

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 $15.9m and earnings per diluted share of $2.22 for the nine months ended September 30, 2008. The diluted shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and September 30, 2008 are 6.5 million and 7.2 million, respectively. The company's financial reports are available at www.pinksheets.com. Conrad's backlog was $56.1m at September 30, 2009, $40.4m at June 30, 2009, $56.3m at December 31, 2008 and $74.8m at September 30, 2008. (www.conradindustries.com)


ASL Marine Gowing Strong

Photo courtesy Cummins Marine

If there is a slowing in the marine industries no one told the people at ASL Marine in Singapore. Among other projects the shipyard is building a series of Roto Tugs, a series of large PSVs and a 196.8-ft dive support vessel.   In November ASL was nearing completion of another in their series of diesel-electric emergency vessels for the Danish firm Esvagt. These red boats are equipped with five Cummins KTA19D powered 485 kW generators.  


Conrad 1Q 2009 Results

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced its first quarter 2009 results and the signing of contracts and sale of barges with a total value of $24m which brings our current backlog to approximately $44.4m compared to $34.1m at March 31, 2009, $56.3m at December 31, 2008 and $96.4m at March 31, 2008. For the quarter ended March 31, 2009, Conrad achieved net income of $5.7m and earnings per diluted share of $0.88 compared to net income of $4.5m and earnings per diluted share of $0


Safe Bulkers Q3 Results

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2009. Summary of Third Quarter 2009 Results Net revenue for the third quarter of 2009 decreased by 31% to $36.9 million from $53.4 million during the same period in 2008. The company operated 13.2 vessels on average during the third quarter of 2009


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


Safe Bulkers Q2 2009 Results

Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six months periods ended June 30, 2009. Summary of Second Quarter 2009 Results: Net revenue for the second quarter of 2009 decreased by 14% to $44.3m from $51.4m during the same period in 2008. The company operated 13 vessels on average during the second quarter of 2009, earning a Time Charter Equivalent (TCE)(1) rate of $37,555


ABS Milestone For Fleet Size & Total Gross Tonnage

Class society ABS achieved another record performance in fleet size during 2010, reported Chairman Robert D. Somerville at the annual meeting. An eight percent increase in gross tonnage from year-end 2009 resulted in the ABS-fleet reaching a new record of 173m gross tons (gt) representing 11,191 vessels.     Somerville pointed out that ABS is in a strong position with regards to the world orderbook holding more than 20 percent of the newbuild market


Royal Caribbean Q3 Results

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) announced earnings for the third quarter of 2009 and provided guidance for the fourth quarter and full year. Key Highlights •    Third quarter 2009 net income was $230.4 million, or $1.07 per share, compared to net income of $411.9 million, or $1.92 per share in 2008. •    The results were better than the company's most recent guidance of $0.95 to $1


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


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


Vessel Earnings and Global Fleet Trends

Graph: Clarkson Research Services

 Clarkson Research Services says market conditions across most sectors of the shipping industry have been highly challenging in 2016.   The ClarkSea Index, which illustrates the fortunes of earnings for the major commercial ship types makes fairly clear the fate of the volume shipping


Damen's CEO Receives KIVI Honorary Medal

Rene Berkvens receives an honorary medal from KIVI Photo Damen

On December 21, René Berkvens, CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, received the KIVI Honorary Medal for Marine Technology. KIVI (est. 1847) is the professional association of engineers in the Netherlands. The ceremony took place at Delft Technical University during the symposium ‘Maritime


US Naval Secretary Calls for 355-ship Fleet

Ray Mabus (Photo: U.S. Navy)

In announcing the results of the 2016 Force Structure Assessment (FSA), U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recommended a 355-ship fleet, including 12 carriers, 104 large surface combatants, 52 small surface combatants, 38 amphibious ships and 66 submarines.  


The Shipping Industry: Safer Than The Olden Days?

Graph: Clarksons Research

 The Graph shows the number of total losses recorded by Clarksons Research by ship type.    Over the long term, the trend is downward: 153 losses were registered in 1996, but only 51 have been recorded so far for 2015 (ships 100+ GT).  


MOL Smart Ship Project Launched

Concept Image MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the launch of the ISHIN NEXT ~ MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT ~, a new technological development project that builds on the success of the Senpaku ISHIN project (Note 1) , announced in 2009. Through the project


Recent Vessel Sales: October 2016

Vessel sales for October2016 (as of November 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York. Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Year Built - (Age) - Price in Millions USD   Bulk Carriers 10/16 - ORIENTAL PHOENIX - 14,181 - 1999 - (17) - $2.35


Ballast Water Management Systems: Let the Games Begin

Costly Critter: Pictured is the Bythotrephes longimanus, more commonly known as the Spiny Water Flea, a species native to N. Europe and accidentally introduced through ballast water into Lake Huron in 1984. Emerging Ballast Water Treatment System rules will potentially cost shipowners millions per ship.  (Photo Source: Michigan Sea Grant; Spiny Flea Information Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture)

With the accession by Finland to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (better known as the Ballast Water Management or BWM Convention), there are now sufficient ratifications for the Convention to enter into force


NTSB Assesses USCG’s Vessel Traffic Service System

A safety study recently released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) details 14 conclusions and 21 recommendations aimed at further reducing the risk of collisions, allisions and groundings involving vessels operating within U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas.


Growth in the Leased Container Equipment Fleet to Slow

Source: Drewry Maritime Research

 Following markedly slow growth of just 3.5% in 2015 due to decreased rental demand, the global leased container equipment operating fleet is forecast to increase by little more than 1% in 2016, according to the latest edition of the Container Leasing Industry Annual Report 2016


Wave goodbye to $50 bln - Drewry

Figure 1 Estimated industry revenue, 2008-16F (USD billion) Note Preliminary forecast based on smaller 1H16 sample

Container industry revenues are contracting faster than carriers can cut costs. First-half results so far suggest sales are down by around 18%, increasing the pressure to reduce costs. The container shipping industry is currently enduring a severe revenue contraction that is placing carriers


Otto Marine Launches Second Arbitration Proceedings

Photo: Otto Marine

 Singapore-based offshore marine group Otto Marine, which is in the midst of a takeover offer by its chairman, has taken a second legal action against payment default, reports Strait Times.    Otto Marine said it has commenced arbitration proceedings against Vettal Mega Services


Oil Glut Still a Major Dampener on Prices -IEA

The global glut in oil is refusing to ease and acts as a major dampener on crude prices despite robust demand growth and steep declines in non-OPEC production, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.   The IEA, which coordinates the energy policies of industrial nations


Slowing Shipping Fleet Growth to Ease Officer Shortage

Graph: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

 Slowing growth in the size of the shipping fleet will reduce the shortage of officers over the coming years, according to the latest Manning report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.   The global shipping fleet – encompassing all sectors except the non-cargo


TT Club Reports Robust Financial Results for 2015

TT Club has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015, and AM Best affirms its A- (Excellent) rating for the 10th consecutive year.   Knud Pontoppidan, Chairman of TT Club, said, “After very good years in 2013 and 2014


This Day In Naval History: May 23

Members from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) tow a disabled skiff carrying 52 Somali migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel Barker)

1850 - USS Advance and USS Rescue sail from New York in a failed attempt to rescue Sir John Franklins Expedition, lost in the Arctic since 1847. Caught in the ice and after tremendous hardship, USS Advance returns on Aug. 20, 1851. Rescue returns Sept. 7.  






 
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