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TUI AG Eyes Timing on Hapag-Lloyd IPO

BERLIN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - TUI AG is optimistic it will be able to sell its stake in Hapag-Lloyd via an initial public offering of the shipping company, although the market environment is not the best at present, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Hapag-Lloyd is merging with Chilean peer Compania Sud Americana de Vapores but said last week an IPO was not a top priority. "Their motivation to float is huge," TUI AG CEO Friedrich Joussen said on Wednesday after the group reported annual results. "They need to have access to the capital markets or they won't be able to buy the ships they want." Hapag-Lloyd has said it will consider adding mega container ships to its fleet to boost competitiveness. TUI AG owns a 22 percent stake in Hapag-Lloyd, which is classed as 'held for sale'. TUI values it in its books at 467 million euros ($578.75 million), which Joussen described as 'conservative'. ($1 = 0.8069 euros) (Reporting by Victoria Bryan


Teekay Offshore Partners Reports 4Q and Annual Results

Teekay Offshore Partners reported its fourth quarter and annual results for 2007. Highlights include: - Declared a cash distribution of $8.0 million, or $0.40 per unit, for the fourth quarter, an increase of 3.9% from the prior quarter - Increased quarterly cash distributions by 14.3% since initial public offering in December 2006 - As previously announced, acquired one floating storage and offtake unit from Teekay Corporation in October 2007


Wilh. Wilhelmsen Posts Strong Results

The Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) global maritime industry group achieved a net operating income of $85m for the third quarter of 2007. The corresponding figure for the same period of last year was $70m. Operating income totalled $672m in the third quarter, up from $542m for the same period of last year. Profit before taxes was $79m, compared with $12m in the same quarter of last year. Net profit amounted to $76m as against a loss of $3m in 2006.


Port of Cork Reports Growth

Image: Port of Cork

Ireland's Port of Cork’s container terminals at Tivoli and Ringaskiddy showed “exceptional growth” last year, recording a 13% increase on 2013 and handling in excess of 10m tonnes of cargo shows the annual results.  Total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company in 2014 reached a total of 10.1 million tonnes. Following the transfer of Bantry Bay Harbour to the Port of Cork Company in January 2014


SPEX Doubles Turnover

Ryan Strachan, CFO at SPEX. The company offers a full turnkey service from concept and modelling to end products.

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, is investing in one of the U.K.’s smartest supercomputers capable of carrying out more than 100 trillion operations per second. The supercomputer, dubbed the Claymore, is being developed in partnership with Dell and ANSYS and can solve problems at least 20 times faster than the industry norm


Oil Storage at Sea Stalls as Profit Play Fades

Traders are cutting plans to use tankers to store oil at sea as the price incentive recedes, the global head of oil at mining and commodities group Glencore's said on Tuesday.   In January, the price of spot oil was around 50 percent lower than a peak hit in June, enabling traders to potentially make money by storing crude for delivery months down the line, when prices were expected to recover.   Tanker industry sources estimated in late January that the volume of oil booked for


Conrad Industries Reports Profit, New Orders in Annual Results

US-bsed shipbuilder Conrad Industries records profit, new orders for barges, cargo/passenger ferry, in 2011 results Conrad Industries, Inc. has announced its fourth quarter and twelve months 2011 results and the addition of new business during the first quarter totaling $61.8 million. New business added during the first quarter of 2012 includes the signing of new contracts and sales of stock barges which brings estimated current backlog to approximately $68.7 million, compared to $47


Maersk Announces 2012 Annual Results

Maersk delivered a profit of USD 4.0bn (USD 3.4bn), which was slightly higher than the latest announced outlook of around USD 3.7bn expressed on November 9, 2012.   The return on invested capital (ROIC) was 8.8% (8.3%). Profit was positively affected by the settlement of an Algerian tax dispute in Q1 of USD 899m combined with improved volumes, rates and unit costs for Maersk Line. Profit was negatively affected by a decline in Maersk Oil’s share of production and impairment losses


Rotterdam Cargo Traffic Surges

In the first half of 2004, 177 million tonnes of cargo was transhipped in the port of Rotterdam, 8 percent more than the first half of 2003. Outgoing trade increased more noticeably than incoming trade (6.7% and 11.6% respectively) and general cargo grew almost twice as fast (12%) as bulk cargo. Only the amount of coal handled was down (2%) on the first half of last year. The other categories of goods grew: agribulk (+10.6%), ores and scrap (+7.6%), other dry bulk (+6.6%), crude oil (+5


Diamond Offshore Reports 4Q Results

Deepwater drilling company Diamond Offshore announced fourth quarter and full-year earnings. Results were solid, with revenues and earnings showing big increases on both a quarterly and an annual basis. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2005, revenues rose 57 percent and earnings per share rose 106 percent. Full year figures demonstrated similarly gaudy growth, as revenues rose 68 percent and earnings per share were up an astronomical 168 percent.


India Halts Iran oil Imports Under U.S. Pressure

Oil imports from Iran at 220,000 bpd in year to March 31. U.S. pressured India not to raise annual Iran oil imports. India halted oil imports from Iran for the first time in at least a decade in March as New Delhi responded to U.S. pressure to keep its shipments from Tehran within sanction


MOL to Name New Chairman, President

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines J.Ikeda

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the appointment of a new chairman and president.   Current President and Representative Director Koichi Muto will assume the position of Representative Director and Chairman, and current Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Junichiro Ikeda


WISTA AGM to Address Emerging Shipping Challenges

WISTA USA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) is putting the final touches on a high-profile speaker line-up that will headline its upcoming 2015 Annual General Meeting & Conference in New York City, scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015


WOW at USMMA

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen addresses the gathered audience at the 7th annual Women on the Water (WOW) conference.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy Hosts 7th Annual Women on the Water Conference. Last week, The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in conjunction with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) hosted the 7th Annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference


Rand Logistics Announces Debt Refinancing

Rand Logistics, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $170.0 million revolving loan facility which refinanced approximately $102.0 million of the company's senior secured debt and increased credit availability.   Rand said in a statment that the refinancing accomplishes the following


Emission Control to Cost Additional $100 bln for Shipping Lines

Image: Maersk

 The implementation of a global sulfur cap slated for 2020 is estimated to add an additional $50-100 billion to the shipping industry's annual fuel bills, Lloyd's List reports.   The spread between heavy fuel oil (HFO) and Emission Control Area (ECA) compliant marine gas oil (MGO) is


New Workwear Lifejacket Introduced

Photo courtesy of Ocean Safety

Ocean Safety has introduced a new range of workwear lifejackets.   The new Kru Workwear range completes Ocean Safety’s lifejacket offering, providing a wide choice for personnel working in both the commercial and leisure industry.


HHI’s 2014 Results Fall Short

The world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), held its 41st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Ulsan, South Korea.   The meeting agenda included approval for the financial statements, and the ceiling for the Board of Directors’ remuneration as well as


Salvage, Wreck Removal Beset with Chronic Problems

  The basic nature of maritime casualties, salvage and wreck removal has evolved rapidly over the last few years. Ships and offshore constructions have become more technologically elaborate, and in many cases simply bigger and more complex than ever


Container Shipping Outlook Uncertain in 2015: AlixPartners

Photo courtesy of Maersk Lines

  The outlook for the global container shipping industry remains challenging for the remainder of 2015, according to a new report from AlixPartners.   In its annual outlook for the industry, the global business-advisory firm predicts that operating improvements will continue to prove


Shipping Losses Lowest in 10 Years

Graph: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

 2014 was the safest for world shipping in a decade according to the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) third annual Safety and Shipping Review 2015. Global shipping losses continued their downward trend with 75 reported in last year.  


South East Asia Shipping Piracy Hotspot

Image:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

 Piracy attacks in South East Asian waters are up year-on-year, as are incidents in the Indian subcontinent, with Bangladesh a new hotspot, reveals Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) third annual Safety and Shipping Review 2015.  


Hafnia Reports Profit

Image: Hafnia Tankers

 Danish product tanker carrier Hafnia Tankers logged a $2.33m gain in 2014 after a strong finish to the year, according to its annual report. The firm finished 2014 in the black despite running up a $5.13m loss across the first three quarters of the year.  


Nordic Shipholding Rebounded in 2014

  Danish ship owner Nordic Shipholding turned a profit in 2014 following its 2013 restructuring, the company announced today.   The company earned a profit of $2.3 million in 2014 due to improved earnings and a one-off gain of $5


Southeast Asian Shipbuilders Turn Bullish

Picture by Korea Offshore & Shipbuilding Association (KOSHIPA)

  Despite the issues surrounding over-tonnaging in the ship-building industry as a result of the 2008 financial crisis, more than 587 vessels are expected to be built in Southeast Asia in 2015.    According to a report by Robert Willmington of IHS Maritime






 
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