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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


Shanghai Port Profit Falls; First Drop in Four Years

Shanghai International Port Group Co Ltd, the operator of the world's busiest container port, posted a 4 percent fall in its 2015 preliminary net profit, marking the first decline since 2011 as China's economy slows. Shanghai Port, whose container throughput totalled 36


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


Iran Slowly Offloads Stockpiled Oil

Iran is slowly winding down stocks of oil stored on tankers close to its shores and the process is likely to take longer than Tehran had wanted, despite the lifting of international sanctions this month. The pace of sales taken from floating storage highlights the difficulties Iran is facing


Williams wins World Match Racing Title

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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


Ship Engine Claims add to Volkswagen's Woes

Skaugen seeks about $50 mln from VW marine unit MAN; says MAN sold engines that underestimated fuel use. MAN also has counter-claims against Skaugen. Norwegian shipowner I.M. Skaugen has disclosed it is seeking $50 million in compensation from a marine unit of Volkswagen for rigging performance


Svitzer Bags 30-year Towing Deal in Costa Rica

Svitzer has entered a 30-year terminal towage contract to provide marine services for the new APMT Moin Container Terminal in Costa Rica, starting from the third quarter of 2017.   In addition to supplying marine service, Svitzer will provide three 70TBP ASD tugs (two with FiFi 1)


Rolls-Royce Bridge Awarded for Ergonomic Design

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Rolls-Royce announced that its Unified Bridge Design has won this year’s Ergonomics Design Award, presented by the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. The award recognizes industrial design which puts the customer at the heart of the process using their views to


Protection for French Vessels by Private Operators

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The enactment of Law No. 2014-742 of 1st July 2014 and the signing of decrees related during late 2014 and early 2015 resulted in June 2015 to approve the first private companies wishing to conduct activities of protection of French flagged vessels (APPN).


essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

essDOCS announced that Non-Executive Board Member, Andre Toet, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Barry Williams, who is standing down after chairing the board since 2013, having previously served a term as Chairman from 2006 to 2011.


Sea Ice Plays Pivotal Role in Arctic Methane Cycle

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  The ice-covered Arctic Ocean is a more important factor concerning the concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere than previously assumed. Experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) report on the newly discovered


DNV GL DSJ500 Jack-up Design for Dalian

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 DNV GL presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for their new DSJ-500 jack-up design for drilling in depths of up to 500 feet.   Tor E. Svensen, DNV GL Group Executive Vice President, handed over the certificate to Liu Wenmin


Oil Storage Business is Booming

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)     Oil producers may be struggling as a result of low prices but the oil storage business has never been in better shape.   U.S. refiners, traders and logistics companies added an extra 11 million barrels


More "Green" Ships Call at Antwerp Port

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  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


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


Joint Effort on to Repair Hudson River Cable

  Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC (HTP), owner and operator of an electric power cable buried beneath the Hudson River between Edgewater, New Jersey and New York City, is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)






 
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