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2012 Results

Ulstein Reports Improved 2013 Results

Gunvor Ulstein (photo courtesy the Ulstein Group)

Ulstein Group reported it delivered a good result for 2013 with an operating income of NOK 2.3 billion compared to 2012’s result of NOK 2.27 billion. Similarly, Ulstein’s operating profits improved in 2013 to NOK 317.8 million from NOK 228 million in 2012. The group’s operating result before tax was NOK 360.8 million, compared to NOK 211.4 million in 2012. Ulstein said it currently has more than 40 vessels in order, of which six to be built at its own yard, while the rest are being built at several shipyards worldwide. At the end of 2013, Ulstein Group had an order reserve of NOK 2.6 billion. “We have worked long-term and strategically to get where we are today,” said CEO of Ulstein Group, Gunvor Ulstein. “Selling design and equipment packages worldwide gives good ripple effects back into the maritime cluster. High competence, extensive experience and focus on project management make deliveries of ships to agreed price, quality and time possible.” Ulstein also delivered the IMR vessel Seven Viking in 2013, a vessel Ulstein calls a next generation offshore construction vessel built for operations in the harshest environments has set a new standard in the North Sea. Additionally, Ulstein delivered three platform supply vessels of PX121 type design from our own yard last year. Nordic American Offshore bought the three PSVs and additional four PX121 vessels.


Hempel Releases Annual Report 2012

Photo: Hempel

Hempel Group reported that its revenues grew by 15% in 2012, despite facing a challenging world market, and the Group is still on track to achieve its long-term goals. The Hempel Group delivered an all-time high revenue of EUR 1,242 million in 2012. EBITDA reached a record high of EUR 126 million, an increase of 21 million compared to 2011. Net profit remained level with2011 at EUR 35 million. Pierre-Yves Jullien, Group President and CEO of Hempel A/S, commented


Intelsat Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

Satellite investment program progresses with three launches planned for third quarter; Intelsat EpicNG high performance satellite platform establishes leadership with long-term commitments.    Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Intelsat S.A. reported revenue of $638.7 million and a net loss of $84.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012


LNG Carrier Owners GasLog Report Q2 2012 Results

GasLog Ltd., owner, operator & manager of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, reports financial results for second quarter 2012. GasLog’s fleet consists of 10 wholly-owned LNG carriers, including two ships delivered in 2010 and eight LNG carriers on order. In addition, GasLog currently has 12 LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties. Highlights of the report: • Continued strong fundamentals for the LNG industry.


Kværner ASA : Q4 & Preliminary 2012 Results

Kværner reported operating revenues of NOK 2 930 million in the fourth quarter 2012. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 119 million, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.1 percent. The order backlog amounted to NOK 21 262 million.   "The record high order backlog provides a good foundation for the activity level over the next years. Furthermore, it provides us with a strong basis to optimise our execution and improve our


Trico Marine Completes Exchange Offer

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on September 26, 2002, its offer to exchange up to $250 million principal amount of its registered 8 7/8% Senior Notes due 2012 for any and all outstanding unregistered 8 7/8% Senior Notes due 2012 expired and that all of its unregistered 8 7/8% Senior Notes due 2012 were tendered in the exchange offer and accepted


Shipbuilding Company to Stay Busy Until 2012

Taiwan's CSBC has received orders for 11 container ships, which boosts CSBC's total orders to 67 ships, enough to keep CSBC busy until 2012, the company said on Tuesday. On Monday, CSBC signed a contract to build seven container ships for Taiwan's Yangming Marine, CSBC President Fan Kuang-nan told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. The order, worth 800m, is for five 8,240-TEU container ships and two 6,600-TEU container ships, to be delivered before 2012.


Rowan Completes Long-Term 5.88% Refinancing of Gorilla VI Debt

Rowan completed the refinancing of its $156.8 million of outstanding floating-rate Gorilla VI debt through the issuance of a 5.88% fixed-rate note maturing in March 2012. As a result of this transaction, Rowan expects to realize a $1.8 million reduction in interest expense in 2001 compared to 2000. The floating-rate debt was issued under the Title XI program of the U. S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration to finance the construction of Rowan Gorilla VI


Manitowoc Completes Senior Subordinated Notes Redemption

The Manitowoc Company said that it has completed the previously announced redemption of its 10.5% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012. The call premium paid to note holders was 105.25% of the principal amount of the notes. The total cash paid was $129 million which included the call price, accrued and unpaid interest and other related costs at the time of redemption. The Bank of New York, trustee for the issue, redeemed the notes through its New York office


Sarnoff Awarded $11.3m Navy Contract

Sarnoff Corp., Princeton, N.J., is being awarded an $11,294,243 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering tasks for the design, manufacture, installation and repair of Navy Special Projects Systems associated with the Electro-Optic and Special Mission Sensors Program. This effort will include focus on the research, development, analysis, and prototyping of a family of systems that result in a C4ISR system architecture. Work will be performed in Princeton, N.J


Saab Completes Acquisition of TKMS (Kockums)

  Defence and security company Saab's acquisition of the Swedish shipyard Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS, formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition strengthens Saab's position as a comprehensive supplier of naval military systems.


Ivory Coast Increases Budget on Higher Cocoa, Gas, Port Revenues

Ivory Coast has increased its 2014 budget by nearly 4 percent on expectations of higher earnings from cocoa, natural gas and the country's ports, a government spokesman announced on Wednesday. Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower and French-speaking West Africa's largest economy


Paris MoU Issues Report on Port State Control

The Paris MoU published its report on 2013’s worldwide flag performance, “White, Grey and Black Lists.” The report indicates further improvements towards quality shipping. Last year Thailand and the United States of America were moved up to the White List


Noble Execs Cut Deal with SEC Ahead of Bribery Trial

Two executives from offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp have agreed to settle civil claims they participated in a bribery scheme to obtain permits for oil rigs in Nigeria, days before the case was set to go to trial. Jury selection had been scheduled for next Monday in the U.S


Saab Acquires ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB

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  Defence and security company Saab has today entered into an agreement with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG regarding the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB, formerly Kockums). The purchase price is MSEK 340.


Saab Acquires Swedish Shipyard TKMS AB

TKMS Engineers: Photo credit Kockums

Defence and security company Saab says it has entered into an agreement with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG regarding the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB, formerly Kockums). The purchase price is MSEK 340. Saab explains that the acquisition is in line with its ambition


APM Terminals Leads Productivity Rankings Again

The JOC Group’s latest study of port productivity data, covering the year 2013, retains APM Terminals Yokohama as the world’s leading container terminal in productivity with 163 container moves per vessel hour (MPH). Eleven facilities in the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network were


Channel Ferry Service Given Six-Months Notice

Cross-channel ferry: Image MyFerryLink

Britain's competition regulator has told Groupe Eurotunnel, the operator of the undersea rail link between Britain and France, it will have to stop operating its separate cross-channel ferry service in the next six months and find a buyer for the ships, confirming a decision it made in May.


SENER Operating Revenue up 7.6% in 2013

SENER professionals working in the Gaia sunshield Copy ESA

The SENER Engineering and Technology Group closed the 2013 financial year with an operating revenue of €1.218 billion, representing a growth of 7.6% on the previous year. The number of people working at SENER reached 5,570, an increase of 3.8%, and R&D investment was €71


China State Shipbuilding, CNPC Among 11 Caught in Auditor Snare

China's National Audit Office has found irregularities at 11 state-owned conglomerates ranging from misrepresentation of assets to illegal property development, highlighting the challenges the government faces in overhauling the public sector.


Loss of Tall Ship 'Bounty': Coast Guard Release Findings

Bounty Sinking: Photo USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard informs it has released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship 'Bounty', during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.


Report Ranks Australia First in Cruise Growth

Photo courtesy of CLIA

A new report now ranks the Australian cruise industry number one in the world for market growth and penetration, with latest industry figures revealing a record 833,348 Australians took a cruise last year. Launched in Sydney, the 2013 Cruise Industry Source Market Report shows Australian cruise


UK Defense Club Announces Positive Financial Results

The UK Defence Club, a provider of FD&D (legal costs) insurance to the maritime industry, announces its financial results for the year ended 20 February 2014.   Highlights:  £18.8 million premium income, up 9% compared with 2012/13


Marlins Security eLearning Goes Global

The U.K. MCA have granted approval to Marlins for their new STCW eLearning courses, resulting in further expansion of Marlins’ international Approved Test Centre network.   The 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention came into effect in 2012 and included a new requirement


ITF Names Black Sea 'Sea of Shame'

Black Sea Ports action: Photo ITF

The International Transport Federation (ITF) informs that its multinational week of action with maritime unions in ports around the Black Sea has brought results, and the Federation has challenged conditions for seafarers working on what it has called the "Sea of Shame".






 
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