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2011 Results

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.     •  Order backlog of 57 vessels end of first quarter 2011 totalling NOK 27 994 million (Q1 2010: NOK 22 321 million) -  Singapore listed STX OSV Holdings Limited ("STX OSV"), had continued strong performance in Q1 2011 with an EBITDA result of NOK 439 million. -  Positive development of the shares of STX OSV, with a share price increase of 4.4% during the first quarter - to a closing price at 31 March 2011 of S$1.19. STX Europe holds a 69.02% equity stake in STX OSV which has a market capitalization of approx. NOK 6.1 billion as of 11 May 2011. -  Cruise & Ferries had much improved results compared to previous periods, but still making losses. The market and order book situation in Cruise & Ferries is still challenging, especially in STX Finland. -  Consolidated interest bearing liabilities (ex. construction loans) reduced by NOK 305 million (-16.7%) to NOK 1 824 million in first quarter 2011.  


Dockwise Secures $55m in Contracts

Dockwise Ltd. announced 12 new awards totaling $55m, of which six, to the value of more than $15m, are for execution in Q4 2011. The remaining contracts are for execution in 2012 and 2013. Furthermore the company has entered into a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Keppel of Singapore for transportation of their jack-up and semi-submersible drilling units. The $55m awards comprise contracts for transportation of four jack-up drilling rigs, one semi-submersible drilling rig


Conrad Announces Q1 2011 Results

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Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD.PK) announced today its first quarter 2011 results and backlog, and discussed challenges presented by the rising waters of the Mississippi River and the Atchafalaya River. For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, Conrad achieved net income of $3.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.58 compared to net income of $1.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.27 during the first quarter of 2010


Stealthgas Receives New LPG Ship

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STEALTHGAS INC. (Nasdaq:GASS), a ship-owning company serving primarily the liquified petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today the delivery of Gas Cerberus, new charter arrangements for three vessels, the sale of four vessels and first quarter 2011 financial results release date, conference call and webcast.   Update on Newbuilding Program: On April 20, 2011, the Company took delivery of the 5,000cbm LPG carrier, Gas Cerberus


OceanFreight Inc. Reports 2Q Results

OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) announced for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011 the company reported a Net Loss of $1 million or $0.16 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in these results is a loss of $2.0 million associated with the sale of M/T Olinda. Excluding this item, Net Income for the second quarter of 2011 would amount to $1 million or $0.16 cents basic and diluted earnings per share. On July 20, 2011


DryShips Reports 2Q Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter and six month period ended June 30, 2011. For the second quarter of 2011, the company reported a net loss of $114.1m, or $0.33 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the second quarter 2011 results are infrequently occurring and non-cash items, totaling $131.5 million, or $0.37 per share which are described below


Wilhelmsen Holding Q1 2011 Results

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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH) delivered a substantial increase in operating profit year over year backed by a rebound in its shipping activities.   WWH posted an operating profit of USD 57.7 million for the first quarter of 2011, up 31% from USD 44.0 million in the similar quarter of 2010 (corresponding period of 2010 hereafter in brackets). Total income amounted to USD 753.2 which is up almost 18% from 2010 (USD 639.7 million).  


Feds Urged to Use U.S. Tonnage in SPR Moves

With Rising Gas Prices Fueling SPR Speculation, American Vessel Operators Urge Feds to Work With Industry To Prepare For Future Drawdowns. Foreign Ships Given Preference During Last Summer’s Drawdown.   In a letter to the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Energy (DOE) and Transportation (DOT), the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), a broad-based coalition representing U.S.-flag vessel operators and allied interests


AWO's Allegretti to Push AMP Agenda at House Hearing

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AMP to Testify on Administration’s Failure to Comply With Federal Law During 2011 SPR Draw Down; Will Stress How to Avoid a Repeat During Future Draw Downs.     Thomas Allegretti will testify on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership regarding the Administration’s failure to comply with federal law during the summer 2011 draw down of the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserve (SPR) before House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation


St Lawrence Seaways: New Vessels, New Technology, Tonnage Up

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New ships and new navigational technology play a part as Seaways report 2012 tonnage exceeds forecasts A number of newly built state-of-the art vessels came into service within the Seaway in 2012, boasting sharp increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in emission levels. “These new vessels, part of a billion dollar fleet renewal effort by domestic and ocean carriers, combined with our marketing efforts which have recorded 10


Eaton Wins Panama Canal Contract

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 Power management company Eaton has been awarded an additional $5.2-million contract to provide critical installation services for the Panama Canal Expansion Program.    Eaton’s contract was awarded by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA (GUPC)


US Well Control Regulations Proposed

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U.S. Interior Department releases proposed well control regulations to ensure safe and responsible offshore oil and gas development; result of extensive consultation, evaluation after Deepwater Horizon   In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy


Canada's Ferry Operators Highlight Safety

As Canadians remember the tragic sinking of the Korean ferry, MV Sewol, one year ago today, Canada’s ferry operators remind Canadians of the notable safety track record of its sector.    Through a short video posted online, the Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA)


EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants to US Ports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $5 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at U.S. ports.   The selected projects in California, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas will improve the air quality for people who live and work near the ports


NZ Report: Human Error to Blame for Rena Grounding

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New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published its final report into the grounding of containership Rena in October 2011. The TAIC’s investigation found that the grounding was a result of improper crew practices


Bulk Carrier Freight Rates Predicted to Peak in 2016

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“A fundamental and sustainable dry bulk market recovery is expected in the second half of 2015 and throughout 2016, when the total dry bulk market balance could peak at 88%, with peaks during the fourth quarter close to 92%. Improved tonnage balance in 2015/2016 should drive up bulk rates


AIS Marks Hazardous Reefs Following Oil Spills

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Vesper Marine has been awarded the contract to provide Virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) Beacons to mark seven reefs hazardous to shipping in the Bay of Plenty, as well as provide a coastal monitoring capability. The beacons will alert ships’ crews and the local


BP Quits Indonesian Blocks on Risk Concerns

UK-listed energy giant BP has decided to relinquish two exploration blocks to Indonesia, after a survey of the blocks found them to be high risk, the company said on Friday. "Following the result of the 3D seismic evaluation, earlier this quarter we have made the decision to relinquish


Piracy Incidents Rose 26% in 2014: Report

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Incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea increased 26% in 2014, the highest number of incidents since 2011, according to a report released by Control Risks yesterday. Control Risks, a London based global risk and strategic consulting firm


Marine Lubricants Market to Reach US$9.36 Billion by 2018

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 Marine lubricants market's revenue is set to grow at a CAGR of 6.13% during the forecast period, eventually reaching a value of US$9.36 billion by the end of 2018.    With regard to volume, the market totaled 2,272.6 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to rise to 2,852


UK flag fleet Size Declines

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  According to UK's Department of Transport (DFT) the UK fleet size fell in 2014 from 16th place to 20th place, in terms of deadweight tonnage, decreasing by 17 per cent. Ships registered in the Crown Dependencies (primarily the Isle of Man) remained at 12th place despite tonnage decreasing


Asia: LPG Shipping and LNG Pricing

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 While declining Asian LNG prices have reduced margins on the long-distance LNG trade, causing spot-charter rates for LNG vessels to fall, LPG shipping earnings are forecast to remain buoyant on the back of low oil prices and the absence of fuel substitution.  


U.N. Calls for Maritime Support to Libya

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 According to United Nations, Libyan authorities need an international maritime force to help as they are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, says a Reuter's report.   UN likely increase pressure on major world powers to consider


Direct Le Havre to Charleston LCL Import Service

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CaroTrans has announced the addition of an expedited Le Havre, France to Charleston LCL import service.    This is the only direct, weekly Le Havre to Charleston LCL service available in the market.  It is a 12 day transit to Charleston and a maximum of 3 additional days to


Ship Manager Fined for Emissions Regulations Breach

A ship management company has been fined $283,500 in connection with a breach of clean air regulations in the United States, the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has confirmed.   ITIC reports that an inspector of the California Air Resources Board






 
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