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Offshore Wind Major, Dong Energy, Trims Sails, Ups H1 2013 Profit

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The Board of Directors of DONG Energy has approved the interim financial report for the first half of 2013 with the following financial highlights and outlook compared with the first half of 2012: First-half 2013 EBITDA was DKK 7.8 billion against DKK 6.6 billion in the first half of 2012, primarily reflecting higher earnings from the wind activities and lower costs Profit after tax was DKK 0.4 billion, down DKK 0.3 billion on the first half of 2012. Gain (loss) on disposal of enterprises and impairment losses depressed first-half 2013 profit by DKK 0.2 billion net after tax compared with a gain of DKK 0.6 billion in the same period in 2012 Operating cash inflow increased to DKK 4.6 billion from DKK 2.9 billion in the first half of 2012, primarily reflecting a decrease in funds tied up in working capital and the higher EBITDA First-half 2013 net investments amounted to DKK 3.2 billion against DKK 6.1 billion in the first half of 2012. Gross investments amounted to DKK 8.4 billion and related primarily to development of wind activities and gas and oil fields, while disposals related to the Swedish hydro power company Kraftgården (DKK 3.3 billion) and the Polish onshore wind business (DKK 1.8 billion) Interest-bearing net debt decreased by DKK 0.5 billion from the end of 2012 to DKK 31.4 billion

Chemoil Reports Increase in Q2 Revenues

Chemoil has reported a 96 percent increase in revenues to $2.5b for the second quarter of 2008, compared to $1.3 billion for the second quarter of 2007. This was driven by an increase in energy prices and sales volume growth by 15% compared to the same period in 2007. Chemoil's revenue for the first half of 2008 increased 102% to $4.67 billion, compared to $2.31 billion for the first half of 2007. For the second quarter of 2008, profit after tax was $22 million, compared to $0

Bourbon Reports Increased Operating Income

Gross Operating Income totaled $146.2m or 115.1 million euros, up 12.7% in the first half of 2006. This strong performance was achieved by the sharp growth in the Offshore Division, particularly in Africa, and by the solid performance achieved by the Towage & Salvage Division, whereas the Bulk Division was impacted by lower cargo rates. Operating income rose 7.6% to $90.4m or 71.2 million euros and reflects the increase in amortization and depreciation due to the rise in the

NOL Group reports $67m loss in 1H 2011

Global container shipping and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported a net loss of $67 million for the first half of 2011 compared to a $1 million net profit in the same period a year ago.  The Group said it lost $57 million in the second quarter of 2011. NOL reported a 9% revenue increase in the first half of 2011 to US$4.595 billion.  It announced a Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) loss of US$28 million.

COSCO Warn of Dramatic Profit Dip

COSCO Shipping warns of 99.5% interim profit drop Shanghai-listed COSCO Shipping, the vessel service provision arm of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co, says that profit attributable to shareholders for the first half will drop 99.5% from a year earlier to about RMB700,000 ($109,000). SinoShip News adds that other listed firms are feeling the pinch too. Shanghai-listed China Shipping Haisheng, a bulk carrier subsidiary of China Shipping Group

Bourbon Announces 1H Results

Christian Lefèvre, CEO, Bourbon.

“We have arrived at the end of a downturn that has lasted since late 2008, and the market for modern offshore vessels is now turning around. BOURBON has every chance of being the first to benefit from this new turn of events thanks to a high-performance modern fleet and a worldwide network. BOURBON’s operating income for the period is up 19.9% over the first half of the previous year and 145% over the previous six-month period

Stelmar Shipping Reports 2Q Results

Stelmar Shipping Ltd. announced operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003. Stelmar reported its 34th consecutive quarter of profitability since inception and 10th quarter since going public in March of 2001. For the second quarter of 2003, including a non-operating loss from the sale of a vessel, the Company reported net income of $4,489,000, or $0.26 per diluted share. Excluding the non-operating loss, the Company earned net income of $11,744,000, or $0

SembCorp First Half Down 6%

SembCorp Marine posted a 6.4 percent drop in half-year net profit to S$39.2 million ($21.4 million) from S$41.9 million in the first six months of 2001. The Singapore-based group -- a subsidiary of the SembCorp Industries conglomerate which concentrates on ship repair, offshore conversion and shipbuilding -- said in a statement its performance in 2001 was expected to be comparable with the previous year. It valued its outstanding order book for 2001-2004 at S$1.72 billion.

Port of Hamburg Grows 8%

In the Port of Hamburg a total of 58.6 million tons of seafreight was handled in the first half year 2010. This comes up to a plus of 8.1 per cent compared to the previous year. Especially the strong growth of imports, which reached a total of 33.7 million tons, made for a higherthan- average growth by 12.3 per cent. Exports reached 24.9 million tons in the first half-year and, thus, increased by 2.9 per cent compared to the previous year

A&B Reports 2Q Results

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. has reported second quarter 2002 net income of $13,197,000, or $0.32 per share. Net income in the second quarter of 2001 was $24,514,000, or $0.61 per share, including a one-time gain of $0.23 per share on the sale of marketable bank securities. Revenue in the second quarter of 2002 was $279,185,000, compared with revenue of $293,012,000 in the second quarter of 2001. Net income for the first half of 2002 was $23,004,000, or $0.56 per share

Evergreen Line Orders Ten 2,800 teu Ships

Photo: Evergreen Shipping Singapore

 Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is ordering ten 2,800 TEU container ships from Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd and compatriot CSBC Corporation.   The deal between the companies is to buy 10 new 2800 TEU container vessels. The Contract value is $390mln.  

American Club Announces 2.5% Increase

Joe Hughes (Photo: American Club)

At its meeting in New York on November 20, the American Club’s board resolved to levy a general premium increase of 2.5 percent for P&I cover, but no increase in the cost of FD and D for the 2016 policy year. The club’s board also reviewed release call requirements for open policy

Wärtsilä Propulsion for Antarctic Icebreaker

The new Polar Logistics Vessel will be powered by Wärtsilä machinery. Courtesy Wartsila

A new Polar Logistics Vessel being built for Terre Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF) and the French Polar Institute (IPEV), and which will be operated by the French Navy, is to be powered by Wärtsilä propulsion solutions

Swan, EXMAR Partner for India’s First FSRU Terminal

Image: © Swan LNG

EXMAR has entered into a binding Term Sheet with Swan Energy Limited for the joint development and operation of the Jafrabad LNG Port project, to be located in the State of Gujarat, India.   The Jafrabad LNG Port will be a 5 million tons per annum (MTPA) LNG receiving terminal

STX Offshore in Deep Financial Crisis

Photo: STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

 The South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is apparently close to a bankruptcy if not yard soon find new vendors who are willing to pump huge sums into the yard. Otherwise, there is the prospect of a collapse in the first half of the 2016th.  

BP Suspends Chirag Platform for Maintenance

Chirag (Photo: BP)

BP has suspended operations at Chirag, one of its platforms in the Caspian Sea, for planned maintenance, the British oil company said on Tuesday.   "Operations at Chirag have been suspended today for planned maintenance for 25 days," BP-Azerbaijan said in a statement.  

Siem in Profit for Q3

Photo: Siem Shipping

 Oslo-listed Siem Shipping reported a net profit of USD2.5 million (Q3 2014: net loss USD-0.2 million).    The container lines are continuing to use very aggressive pricing strategies to win market share in the reefer segment.   

Daiichi Trims Fleet

Photo by Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha

 Financially-troubled Japanese dry bulk specialist Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha plans to halve its current long-distance shipping fleet, reports Nikkei.   The debt-ridden shipowner under civil rehabilitation proceedings, also plans to improve profitability by updating charterage to

EU Approves German Shipping Bank Bailout

Image: HSH Nordbank

 The EU Commission has accepted a comprehensive rescue plan for the German shipping bank - HSH Nordbank -  which will offload approximately USD 7 billion of its troubled assets back onto the government and privatize.   The bank's owners, which bailed out HSH in the financial crisis

ASRY Active in Bahrain Coast Guard Newbuilds

(Image: ASRY)

ASRY holds keel-laying ceremony as it starts landing craft construction.   ASRY marked the commencement of erection of a new Landing Craft being constructed for the Bahrain Coast Guard (BCG) with a keel-laying ceremony. The event was attended by the yard’s Chairman Shaikh Daij Bin

Ruscon Sees Cargo Boost Despite Russian Downturn

(Photo: GCS)

Though Russian ports have seen a general decline in the number of containers handled, multimodal operator Ruscon reports it has seen its own numbers rise. Ruscon, a subsidiary of Russian container transport company Global Container Service (GCS), said it handled 65

Coscol Profit Jumps by 91pct

Photo: China Shipping Co

 The heavy lift arm of China’s Cosco Group, China Shipping Co (Coscol) has almost doubled its profit for for the first nine months despite a fall in revenue.   Coscol recorded a profit of RMB366.08m ($57.67m) from January to September, a surge of 90

Hapag-Lloyd Trims Share Listing Plans

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd trimmed its initial public offering (IPO) amid wobbly markets on Wednesday, saying it now expected to raise about $300 million from the sale of shares to investors.   The group, which gave a 23-29 euros price range for the shares

Zim plans Wall Street IPO

Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

 Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping Services has hired two banks to carry out its initial public offering (IPO) in the US, Bloomberg reported.   Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd has hired Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit and Barclays Plc to lead a New York IPO

Container Shipping: Volumes Up, But...

Graph: BIMCO

 The container shipping market may find comfort in the fact that global volumes were up by 1.1% in the first six months of 2015. Following a disastrous first quarter, all three months of the second quarter posted year-on-year increases. Behind the headline, though

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