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2012 Financial

Tsakos Deliver Greek DP2 Shuttle Tanker

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited – product, crude and LNG tanker operator – delivered the fully-coated DP2 shuttle tanker, the first of its kind internationally to fly the Greek flag, with a carrying capacity of 157,000 dwt, Rio 2016. The delivery was attended by the Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine accompanied by the Ambassadors of Greece in South Korea and the Philippines together with dignitaries representing the local authorities. The second sister shuttle tanker, the Brasil 2014, is scheduled to be delivered in April 2013. Both vessels have secured 15-year employments with a national oil major that are expected to generate $520 million in gross revenues over the corresponding periods. The company also announced that it will issue its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012 financial results including its quarterly dividend declaration on April 19, 2013. That same morning, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, TEN will host a conference call to review the results as well as management's outlook for the business. The call, which will be hosted by TEN's senior management, may contain information beyond what is included in the earnings press release. www.tenn.gr  


Nordic Conglomerate Posts 2012 Loss, Renegotiates Loan Terms

Scana lndustrier ASA, supplier of products & system solutions to energy-related businesses, including the offshore sector has released its 2012 financial report. Scana lndustrier ASA has companies in Norway, Sweden, China, U.S., Poland, Singapore, Brazil and South Korea with the Group’s head office in Stavanger. Their key business is supplying products and system solutions to energy-related businesses. This encompasses oil and gas


Earnings Advance at Ace Winches

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ACE Winches announced post tax profits of £6.2m for 2012, a 15% increase on the previous year.  Turnover at the Aberdeenshire-based group soared to £31.1m in the year ended October 31, 2012, a 42% increase on the previous twelve months, with around three-quarters (74%) of the company’s business generated from international trade. ACE Winches is a company in the design, manufacture and hire of winches


Euronav Reports Earnings; Pushes Fuel Economy

Belgium's Euronav reported a net loss of US$ 31-million in its Q4 2012 financial report. The result of the fourth quarter is affected positively by the revaluation at marked-to-market levels of non cash items (unrealized) such as hedge instruments on interest rates for a total of US$ 600,000. Fuel savings measures After successfully implementing a strict slow and super slow steaming policy whenever possible, Euronav continues to apply measures to reduce fuel consumption across its spot


Euroseas Report Dip in Profits

Greek-based Euroseas Ltd., drybulk and container ship owners and operators, publish their Q4 & full year 2012 financial results. Full year 2012 Highlights: Net loss of $13.2 million or $0.34 net loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $52.5 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $4.0 million or $0.10 net loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted EBITDA1 was $14.9 million.


Ulstein Reports Good 2012 Financial Result

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Ulstein Group report an operating income of NOK 2.27 billion and an operating profit of NOK 228 million in their 2012 financial report. *Operating income: NOK 2.27 billion (2011: NOK 2.06 billion)
 *Operating profit: NOK 228.0 million (2011: NOK 253.7 million)
 *Operating result before tax: NOK 211.4 million (2011: NOK 270.3 million) “We deliver a good result in a demanding market thanks to our competent and hardworking employees and an organisation that provide for execution and


Wärtsilä 2012 Profits Stay Healthy

Björn Rosengren President & CEO of Wärtsilä delivers his year 2012 financial results message to shareholders. Extracts from the message follow: "During 2012, we closed our largest ever acquisition with the purchase of Hamworthy. This acquisition supports our growth strategy in the marine gas, offshore and environmental solutions markets, and Hamworthy has performed well while being integrated to our Ship Power business.


Deepwater Driller Ocean Rig 2012 Financial Reports

Ocean Rig UDW Inc international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services reports unaudited losses in Q4 & year-end 2912 financial results. Year Ended December 31, 2012 Financial Highlights For the year ended 2012, the Company reported a net loss of $132.3 million, or $1.00 basic and diluted loss per share.

 Included in the year ended 2012 results are:     ◦    Costs associated with the 10-year class survey for the Eirik Raude of $65


Box Ships Inc. Announces Q1 2012 Financial Results

Container shipping company, Box Ships Inc., based in Athens, Greece, declares dividend for fourth consecutive quarter Box Ships Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers. The Company's current fleet consists of seven containerships with a total carrying capacity of 33,237 TEU and a weighted-average age of 4.4 years. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TEU."


Baltic Trading Ltd. Announces Q1 2012 Financial Results

Dry bulk transporters, Baltic Trading announce net loss in Q1 2012 Baltic Trading Limited transports iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. Baltic Trading Limited's current fleet consists of two Capesize, four Supramax and three Handysize vessels with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 672,000 dwt. The following financial review discusses the results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011.


Hyundai Merchant Marine to buy Hanjin's 'Good' Assets

South Korea's financial regulator said on Wednesday that Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd will seek to acquire healthy assets of troubled shipper Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd. The Financial Services Commission said in a statement that Hanjin will soon file for court receivership but that the impact


Hanjin Shipping to File for Court Receivership

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South Korea’s biggest container shipping line Hanjin Shipping Co has decided to apply for court receivership after lenders halted all support, says a report in Bloomberg.   A Reuters report also says that it would file for court receivership after losing the support of its banks


UASC's Dismal Performance

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 United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), which is close to merging with Hapag-Lloyd, revealed enormous deficits and a massive debt in its key financial figures, says Alphaliner.   The first-time revealed UASC financial figures uncover more than $4bn of debt incurred during a major fleet


Shipping Industry Slumps, but Ship Scrapping Looks Up

Alang, Gujarat: Worlds biggest ship breaking yard. Photo from Youtube video

 While the shipping industry struggles through a historic downturn, ship scrapping business is seeing accelerating demand, reports WSJ.   The global economic slowdown is putting shipping through its most bruising period since the 2008 financial crisis.   


RBS Looks to Sell Turkish Loans in Bid to Exit Shipping

Royal Bank of Scotland has put its portfolio of Turkish shipping loans up for sale, in the latest move by the state-backed bank to exit this troubled sector and cut overall losses through asset sales, two sources told Reuters.   RBS, which has not made an annual profit since 2007


SBM Offshore Nominates Wood as CFO

SBM Offshore has nominated D.H.M. Wood as a member of the management board and chief financial officer (CFO) to replace current CFO, P.M. van Rossum, who is set to retire.   The company will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on November 30


Prosecutors Summon DSME CFO

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 The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office summoned  the chief financial officer (CFO) of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME ) today (Friday) over his alleged involvement in the financially troubled company’s accounting fraud.  


PDVSA seeks to Securitize Oil Services Debts

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Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is in talks with oil services companies to turn unpaid bills into financial instruments, a process known as securitization, its president, Eulogio del Pino, said in a statement on Saturday. Several oil services companies suspended or slowed operations this


BP Puts Tab for Gulf Disaster at $62 Bln

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BP announced today that following significant progress in resolving outstanding claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill, it can now reliably estimate all of its remaining material liabilities in connection with the incident.  


UASC to Sell Chemical Tanker Unit

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 United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) is considering the sale of its stake in United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) for oil and petrochemicals  as part of its plans to merge with German container line Hapag-Lloyd, says Bloomberg.  


Shipping’s Half Year Report – “Must Do Better”

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 With the spread of challenges facing the industry, it’s unlikely the shipping markets would achieve many top grades, says Clarksons Research.    However some sectors might still achieve an “A” for effort and this week’s analysis reviews the markets’


Maersk 'BBB+' Ratings Put On CreditWatch Negative

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  • A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S (Maersk) recently announced its undertaking of a strategic and structural review of its business set-up. • We understand that the disposal of one or several of Maersk's main business units could form part of the review's outcome


Ex-CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding Grilled

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 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is being rocked by estimated trillions of won (billions of U.S. dollars) of accounting fraud amid the ongoing restructuring process for Daewoo as well as other two shipbuilders, says a report in Xinhua.  


USTC Delivers Near Record Profit

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With profit before tax of DKK 480 million, Middelfart-based Selfinvest, which includes the global Group A/S United Shipping & Trading Company (USTC), is yet again filing an impressive set of financial statements. This was generated via record results in several of USTC’s subsidiaries


World Stocks Tumble as Britain Votes for EU Exit

Global capital markets reeled on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, with $2 trillion in value wiped from equity bourses worldwide, while money poured into safe-haven gold and government bonds. Sterling suffered a record plunge.  






 
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