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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


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


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


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.


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


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


Diana Containerships Post Q4 2013 Loss But Pays Dividend

Image courtesy of Diana Containerships

Greece-based container ship owners, Diana Containerships Inc. in financial results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2013 report a net loss of $19.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $0.3 million for the respective period of 2012. The Company explains that the loss for the fourth quarter was mainly the result of $9.7 million of impairment charges for the vessel Sardonyx


OP/ED: Knowing the Rules of the Road

Michael Borgstrom, President of Chicago-based Wendella Sightseeing Boats.

Mitigating Risk of Dangerous Interactions with Recreational Rental Vessels   I am increasingly concerned about the interaction between commercial vessels and recreational craft on the Chicago River.  Even more frequently my operation is encountering people in short-term rental craft


BP, Anadarko Fail to Win Review of Gulf Spill Fines

  BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp narrowly failed to persuade a U.S appeals court to reconsider its 2014 ruling that they could face civil fines under federal pollution laws over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. By a 7-6 vote, the 5th U.S


Shell, GDF Take Stakes in Floating LNG Terminal

Image: APGDC

Europe's largest oil company Royal Dutch Shell and French firm GDF Suez are likely to take 26 percent stake each in GAIL India Ltd’s proposed ‘floating LNG import terminal’ at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.   Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corp (APGDC) – a joint


GE Electric Propulsion Equipment for LNG Carriers

GE Power Conversion receives first order in Japan from Kawasaki Heavy for electric propulsion motor equipment for LNG vessels   GE’s Power Conversion business has received a new order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers


BIMCO wants IMO to Cut Red Tape

  BIMCO has today announced its support for a report identifying ways to reduce red tape for shipping which will be presented to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) next week in London. The report comes from the Ad Hoc Steering Group for Reducing Administrative Requirements


Noble Pleads Guilty to Enviro Charges Surrounding Kulluk

Noble Drilling (U.S.) LLC was charged with environmental and maritime crimes for operating the drill ship Noble Discoverer and the drilling unit Kulluk in violation of federal law in Alaska in 2012, the Department of Justice announced. Under the terms of a plea agreement filed in federal court


Hempel Acquires Schaepman

Hempel has acquired Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V, a Dutch supplier of specialized industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel’s five-year growth strategy. Terms of the sale are undisclosed.  


CSL St-Laurent on Maiden Voyage

CSL Trillium Class Great Lakes bulk carriers

  The second of Canada Steamship Lines' (CSL) two newbuild Trillium Class Great Lakes bulk carriers, CSL St-Laurent, was delivered on November 26, 2014 and set sail on her maiden voyage on December 13. She departed at 20:00 CST from Yangfan shipyard on Zhoushan Island, China


Multraship Buys Three More Tugboats from Damen

(Photo: Multraship/Damen)

Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group agreed on three new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs, all for delivery to Multraship in 2015. After delivery in Vietnam, scheduled for the end of first-quarter 2015, two state-of-the-art ASD Tugs 3212 will operate for Multraship as sister vessels to the 83-ton


Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger than the previous five years following a slowdown in 2009 through to 2012 as a result of the global recession.  


DNV GL Targets Safer Approach to Subsea Lifting

(Photo: DNV GL)

The completion of a joint industry project (JIP) to improve existing standards and regulations around subsea lifting operations has resulted in a new recommended practice (RP). The recommended practice developed by DNV GL provides guidance on the proper design and correct operation


Liquefaction Terminals to Draw Big Spending

 Liquefaction terminals to dominate forecast LNG capital expenditure   Capital expenditure (Capex) on global liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities is expected to total $259 billion over the forecast period 2015-2019, according to the new ninth edition of Douglas-Westwood’s (DW)


Bulk Carrier Freight Rates Predicted to Peak in 2016

Harald Lone

“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


MLC2006 Impact: 113 Ships Detained

August 20, 2014 marked the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC, 2006). During these first 12 months 113 ships were detained by one of the Paris MoU Authorities for MLC-related deficiencies. This represents 17


Brandy Christian is New Port of New Orleans COO

Brandy D. Christian, Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans

Current COO Patrick J. Gallwey to Retire in March After 34 Years. Brandy D. Christian has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans by President and CEO Gary LaGrange, succeeding Patrick J. Gallwey, who will retire March 1 after 34 years with the Port






 
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