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2010 Results

TEN Reports 4Q Results

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18th consecutive year of profitability Company declares quarterly dividend of $0.15 payable in April 2011 Total dividends reach $333 million since 2002 NYSE listing 2010 HIGHLIGHTS - Voyage revenues of $408.0 million. - Operating income of $80.7 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1 million. - Net income of $19.8 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1 million. - EPS (diluted) of $0.50 ($0.58 per share excluding impairment charge).  - Average daily operating expenses per vessel decreased by 11.9% to $7,647. - Fleet utilization of 97.6%. - Sale of five tankers with a net gain of $19.7 million. - Delivery of two newbuilding aframax tankers and acquisition of four panamax product carriers with employment. - Change from twice yearly to quarterly dividends. Total dividends paid in 2010 of $0.60. - $105 million raised in equity offerings. - Approximately $1.0 billion in net income since NYSE listing.  2010 FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS - Voyage revenues of $95.0 million. - Operating income of $9.0 million, after impairment charge of $3.1 million. - Income $0.5 million, before impairment charge of $3.1 million. Net loss of $2.6 million, after impairment charge. - EPS (diluted) of $0.01, excluding impairment charge, or $(0.06) after vessel impairment charge.  - Average daily operating expenses per vessel decreased by 16.7% to $7,284.


Tsakos Energy Navigation Reports Q4, Full Year Results

 Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited ("TEN" or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. 2010 HIGHLIGHTS -- Voyage revenues of $408.0 million. -- Operating income of $80.7 million, after vessel impairment charge of    $3.1 million. -- Net income of $19.8 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1    million.


Hercules Offshore Q1 2010 Results

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO) reported a loss from continuing operations of $16.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, on revenues of $150.8 million for the first quarter 2010, compared with a loss from continuing operations of $4.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, on revenues of $223.5 million for the first quarter 2009. John T. Rynd, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hercules Offshore stated, "While our financial results remain depressed following the industry-wide


Hornbeck Offshore Q1 2010 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.  First quarter 2010 revenues decreased 21.4% to $86.2 million compared to $109.6 million for the first quarter of 2009 and decreased 2.4% compared to $88.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2009.  Operating income was $15.7 million, or 18.2% of revenues, for the first quarter of 2010 compared to $45.4 million, or 41.4% of revenues, for the prior-year quarter; and $24


STX Europe 1Q 2011 - Improvements Continuing

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Highlights:   -  EBITDA of NOK 424 million in Q1 2011 compared with NOK 88 million in Q1  2010. -  Profit before tax of NOK 334 million for Q1 2011 (Q1 2010: NOK -151 million). -  Orderbook situation:     •  Order intake of NOK 1 708 million in Q1 2010 (Q1 2010: NOK 2 808 million).     •  7 vessels successfully delivered in first quarter 2011.


Bourbon Announces 1H Results

Christian Lefèvre, CEO, Bourbon.

“We have arrived at the end of a downturn that has lasted since late 2008, and the market for modern offshore vessels is now turning around. BOURBON has every chance of being the first to benefit from this new turn of events thanks to a high-performance modern fleet and a worldwide network. BOURBON’s operating income for the period is up 19.9% over the first half of the previous year and 145% over the previous six-month period


General Maritime Q2 & Six Months Results

General Maritime Corporation (NYSE:GMR) reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010. Financial Review: Second Quarter 2010 The company recorded a net loss of $14.3 million or $0.25 basic and $0.25 diluted loss per share for the three months ended June 30, 2010 compared to net income of $7.3 million or $0.13 basic and $0.13 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2009. The decrease in net income was primarily the result of an 18


Tidewater Reports Q2 Results, Fiscal 2011

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced second quarter net earnings for the period ended September 30, 2010, of $19.4 million, or $0.38 per share, on revenues of $267.1 million. For the same quarter last year, net earnings were $98.2 million, or $1.90 per share, inclusive of a $34.3 million, or $0.66 per common share, tax benefit resulting from a favorable resolution of tax litigation, on revenues of $295.5 million. The immediately preceding quarter ended June 30, 2010, had net earnings of $39


Navios Maritime Q4, Year End Results

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Ms. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated: "We are pleased to increase our cash distribution per unit for the fourth quarter. This is the third increase in the last four quarters, and the $0.43 per unit distribution represents an increase of approximately 5% over the fourth


Crude Carriers Corp. Q4 Report & Divident

Highlights: · Declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per share for the fourth quarter of 2010 · Reported fourth quarter net profit of $2.4 million or $0.15 per share (‘EPS’). · Earned average Time Charter Equivalent (‘TCE’) of $26,575 per day for the two Very Large Crude Carriers (‘VLCCs’) and $23,826 per day for the three Suezmaxes in the Company’s fleet.  


EPA Awards 10th Grader for Work on Marine Oil Spills

Sahil Veeramoney (Photo: EPA)

Oregon 10th grader Sahil Veeramoney received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10 President’s Environmental Youth Award for his development of a novel and efficient method to clean up marine oil spills.   Veeramoney, a student at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland


BP Wins Right to Appeal Gulf Spill Damages Claims

BP Plc deserves the right to have a federal appeals court review some damage claims awarded under the settlement to compensate people and businesses harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday.   The 5th U.S


Dry Bulk Shipping to Stay Low

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 Goldman Sachs can't see an end to the dry cargo downturn until at least 2020 on a glut of vessels and stalling cargo growth, says a report in Bloomberg.   Overcapacity and low fuel prices are bound to keep low dry bulk shipping freight rates for the rest of the decade or even longer.


Joint China-Surabaya Container Service Launched

Evergreen Line announced it will partner with COSCO and China Shipping in launching a joint China-Surabaya Express (CSX) Service.   Evergreen said this comes in view of the increasing market demand resulting from significant trade growth between China and the ASEAN countries


'World's First Hybrid Superyacht'

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Developed by Dutch shipbuilders Feadship, the 83.5m Savannah is touted as the world's first hybrid super yacht. Vessel is 30% more fuel efficient than similar sized counterparts, claims the company.   The eco-friendly super yacht uses a blend of a single diesel engine, three gensets


Hafnia Tankers Eyes USD 34 Mln to Finance Fleet Additions

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Hafnia Tankers Ltd have entered into an agreement to acquire 4 LR1 product tankers. This acquisition confirms the commitment of Hafnia Tankers and its stakeholders to further expand the business within the product tanker segment. The vessels are:


BP Bid to Cut Gulf Spill fine Denied

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion under the federal Clean Water Act. U.S


BAE Systems Gets $1.3b for New UK Warships

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The U.K. Ministry of Defense has signed a $1.3 billion contract with BAE Systems for equipment to build the next generation of warships for the British navy, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today. BAE Systems has been working on plans to provide Britain with 13 new warships since 2010


SPAWAR FRD Improves Shipboard Combat Readiness

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  Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) integrated a system of systems operability testing (SOT) capability for combatant ships onboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), which just completed an availability and sea trial period utilizing the new SOT combat readiness testing, March 6.


Court: BP Employees Can't Be Charged Under Seaman's Manslaughter Law

   The 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

  A federal court ruled on Wednesday that BP well site leaders on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig cannot be charged with seaman's manslaughter in the deaths of eleven workers that died during the 2010 rig explosion because they were not seamen.  


EALs & Oil Spill Remediation

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EALs & Oil Spill Remediation: The Effects of EALs on Oil Spill and Discharge Reporting and Remediation In the wake of increased environmental scrutiny and potentially expanding liability issues, oil spill remediation continues to be of great interest to marine operations


Chile Desert Rains Sign of Climate Change

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  The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually returns to normal after rivers broke banks and villages were cut off. "For Chile


Ocean’s Micro-plastics as Harmful as Plastic Bags -Report

Microplastic fragments from the western North Atlantic, collected using a towed plankton net. (Photo: Giora Proskurowski, Sea Education Association (SEA).)

Tiny pieces of plastic or fibers, known as Micro-plastics, may act as a pathway for persistent, bio accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain, and are increasingly being found in the oceans and may prove to be as harmful to marine life as more obvious, larger debris


Booming VLCC Rates Pull Euronav Up

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 Euronav delivered its best operating profit in seven years, with a 182 percent improvement, and a USD 80.8 million net profit, thanks to the 15 VLCC supertankers the company acquired from Maersk. Core profit rose 180 percent in the first quarter to $131.3 million.  


USD 1.83 Billion Singapore Mega Port Project at Tuas

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 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Dredging International Asia Pacific-Daelim Joint Venture (DDJV) have inked a contract for the USD 1.83 billion Tuas Terminal Phase 1 Reclamation, Wharf Construction and Dredging Project.  






 
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