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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.  


BP Reports Biggest Ever Annual Loss

BPs Thunder Horse platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: BP)

BP shares slide 8 pct after results miss forecasts. BP slumped to its biggest annual loss last year and announced thousands more job cuts on Tuesday, showing that even one of the nimblest oil producers is struggling in the worst market downturn in over a decade.


Diana Shipping to Acquire Three Panamax Ships

Diana Shipping Inc. has signed, through three separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, three Memoranda of Agreement to acquire from a related party three Panamax vessels for an aggregate purchase price of $39.8 million. These vessels are the m/v Sunshine, a 2010 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 75


Sea Trade’s Problems Multiplying

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 For good or for bad, shipping market analysts have looked at trade growth ‘multipliers’ for many years, says Clarksons Research.   In 2015 global seaborne trade is estimated to have grown by 2.1%, in a year when the world economy grew by 3.1%


States Urged to Ratify Compensation Regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

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 The International Maritime Organization (IMO), together with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), is urging its Member States to ratify and implement a key compensation treaty covering the transport


Ejde Loran Station Shut Down on Faroe Islands

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The Ejde Loran station on the Faroe Islands will be shut down on December 31, 2015, after having been in operation since 1959. At the end of the year, the entire European Loran system will be discontinued.   The Loran-C station on Ejde is a part of the Northwest European Loran system


More "Green" Ships Call at Antwerp Port

Environmental Ship Index ESI Courtesy WPCI

  The number of environment-friendly seagoing ships calling at the port of Antwerp is increasing year by year, according to the results of the Environment Ship Index (ESI) introduced in Antwerp in 2011. This index enables ports to grant a discount on port dues for ships that make a


Norborg Steps in as Clipper Group CEO

Peter Norborg (Photo: Clipper Group)

Clipper Group has appointed Peter Norborg new Group CEO, succeeding current chief Frank G. Jensen, who will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board. Norborg will commence work in Clipper on April 1, 2016.   Norborg, 49, comes from a position as Chief Operating Officer at


Ship Owners to See Reduced P&I Premiums in 2016

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 Despite protection and indemnity (P&I) Clubs announcing that they are trying to achieve on average 2% increases in premium, ship owners with good records can look forward to reductions in premiums for P&) insurance at the 2016 renewals, according to Willis Group Holdings


Gulf Navigation Appoints Parag Jain CEO

Parag Jain, CEO, Gulf Navigation Holding (Photo: Gulf Navigation Holding)

Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DFM: GULFNAV), the Dubai-based shipping company, has confirmed the appointment of Parag Jain as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The confirmation is a welcome move as Jain has been serving in the capacity of acting CEO since May of this year


NORDEN Sells Capesize Vessel

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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


NORDEN Sells its Last Capesize Ship

Nord-Energy (Photo: NORDEN)

In line with its dry cargo strategy to focus on Panamax and Supramax vessels, Danish ship owner NORDEN has entered into an agreement to sell its last remaining Capesize vessel Nord-Energy (180,310 dwt. built in 2004). At the same time, the company has agreed to buy a Supramax vessel (58,000 dwt


APMT Takes Stake in Cartagena Terminal

Pictured left to right are Mr. Gabriel Echavarría, President of Compas Board of Directors who signed the deal on behalf of Compas and Mr. Joe Nicklaus Nielsen, Vice President, Port Investments for APM Terminals. Photo APMT

 APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados S.A. (Compas S.A.) have finalized the incorporation of Cartagena Container Terminal Operator (CCTO), a new joint venture which will manage and operate Compas S.A


Containership Charter Market: Back To The Bottom

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 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


Mercator Sells Five Bulkers

Photo: Mercator Lines

 Singapore’s dry bulk shipping company Mercator Lines Limited has has entered into Memoranda of Agreements to sell five bulk carriers, the company’s judicial manager said.   The judicial manager appointed to oversee the bankruptcy of Mercator Lines (Singapore) has announced


STCW 2010 - Employers Need to be Ready, Says ICS

ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe Photo ISC

The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017.  To prevent last minute certification ‘logjams’






 
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