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Halliburton Announces 1Q Results

Halliburton announced that net income in the first quarter of 2006 was $488m, or $0.91 per diluted share, compared to net income of $365m, or $0.72 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2005. Net income in the first quarter of 2006 included income from discontinued operations of $7m after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share, primarily related to the operations of KBR's Production Services group, which is expected to be sold in the second quarter of 2006 with a pretax gain of approximately $100m. Net income in the first quarter of 2005 also included income from discontinued operations of $6m after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share. Income from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2006 was $481m, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $359m, or $0.71 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2005. Consolidated revenue in the first quarter of 2006 was $5.2bcompared to $4.8b in the first quarter of 2005. This increase was largely attributable to higher activity in the Energy Services Group (ESG), where revenue increased 35% from the prior year first quarter to a record level of $2.9 billion. Lower revenue in KBR, primarily on government services projects in the Middle East, partially offset this increase. Consolidated operating income was $755m in the first quarter of 2006 compared to $575m in the first quarter of 2005, a 31% increase


Golar LNG Q1 Results 2011

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Highlights Golar LNG reports consolidated net income of $16.3 million and consolidated operating income of $20.4 million for the first quarter of 2011 Golar LNG announces a cash dividend of $0.25 cents per share Significant improvement in charter rates during the quarter Golar secures charters for its 4 modern vessels of between 12 and 18 months. The contracts are expected to generate approximately $80 million of EBITDA on an


Northrop Grumman Reports First Quarter Results

Northrop Grumman Corporation, reported that sales increased 49 percent, earnings from continuing operations increased 17 percent, and segment operating margin increased 44 percent, for the 2003 first quarter compared with the first quarter of 2002. The record results, in large measure, reflect strong contributions by the company's two new segments, Mission Systems and Space Technology; double-digit growth in sales and operating margins at three other segments, Electronic Systems


Odfjells Announces Good 1Q Results

Odfjell's consolidated net result after tax was $34 million the first quarter 2004 compared to $18 million 1Q 2003. The first quarter 2004 figure includes capital gains on assets of $9 million. Time-charter results per day improved by 9 percent compared to first quarter 2003 and to the full year 2003. Increased voyage expenses reflect the increased number of ships in the fleet. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for first quarter 2004 were $53 million


Safe Bulkers Reports $44.2 Million Revenue, 1Q13 Results

Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company’s Board of Directors also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share for the first quarter of 2013. Summary of First Quarter 2013 Results Net revenue for the first quarter of 2013 remained almost unchanged at $44.2 million from $44.1 million during the same period in 2012.


Kirby Announce Record Earnings in Q1 2014

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US tank barge operator and diesel engine service providers, Kirby Corporation, inform that earnings for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014 amounted to $62.2 million, or $1.09 per share, compared with $56.6 million, or $1.00 per share, for the 2013 first quarter.  Consolidated revenues for the 2014 first quarter were $589.2 million compared with $558.8 million reported for the 2013 first quarter. Excerpts from the financial report follow:


Todd Shipyards Releases First Quarter Results

Todd Shipyards Corporation announced financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2002. For the quarter, the company reported net income of $2.3 million or $0.41 per diluted share on revenue of $49.3 million. For the prior year first quarter ending July 1, 2001, the company reported net income of $1.8 million on revenue of $31.2 million. Per share calculations for the first quarter ended June 30, 2002 were impacted favorably by the company’s Dutch Auction share repurchase of 4


Trico Marine Reports First Quarter 2002 Results

Trico Marine Services, Inc. has reported a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2002, of $4.8 million, or $(0.13) per share (diluted), on revenues of $32.1 million, compared to net income of $2.0 million, or $0.05 per share (diluted), on revenues of $43.3 million for the first quarter of 2001. The decrease in revenues for the first quarter of 2002 resulted from lower average day rates and utilization for some of the Company's vessel classes, particularly the Gulf of Mexico supply boats


Euroseas Reports Results for Q1

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Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today its results for the three month period ended March 31, 2011. First Quarter 2011 Highlights: -Net loss of $0.6 million or $0.02 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $14.2 million. Excluding the effect of unrealized gain and realized losses on derivatives


Hong Kong Cargo Throughput Up in Q1 2012

Hong Kong Port cargo throughput increased by 3% over a year earlier to 64.5 million tonnes, while outward  cargo volume increased 7% in Q1 2012 The HK Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) has released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the first quarter of 2012.
 In the first quarter of 2012, total port cargo throughput increased by 3% over a year earlier to 64.5 million tonnes.  Within this total, inward port cargo recorded virtually no change at 35


EMGS Implements Further Cost Reductions

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  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announce that the Company implements further cost reductions reflecting the challenging market conditions in the oil service industry.   As communicated in the first quarter report, the Company initiated cost reduction measures in the beginning


Maritime Piracy: Distinguishing Piracy vs. Robbery

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It is important to distinguish between armed robbery and piracy when reporting incidents in South East Asia waters says the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) which has commissioned a study to determine the scale of threat posed to seafarers in the area.


Transocean Delays Drillships

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 Transocean Ltd, the world’s largest offshore driller, has delayed delivery of two new ultra-deepwater drillships, the company announced.   The company amended its drillship construction contracts ($540 million each) with Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine


Globus Maritime Reports Q1 Loss

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 Greece-based dry bulk shiping company, Globus Maritime has been pushed back into the black by miserable dry bulk rates, but the company has said that it is awaiting market improvements within 2015.    George Karageorgiou, President


Golden Ocean: Worst Bulk Market Since 1980s

Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported first-quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said its market had gone from "bad to worse" with market conditions not seen in three decades. Golden Ocean, controlled by shipping tycoon John Fredriksen


NordLB Back to Profit

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 Although the crisis is not over in all segments, Germany's second-largest marine lender, Nord LB, said its shipping loan portfolio turned a corner in the first quarter after several years of hefty losses, says a report in Reuters.  


Frontline Beats Q1 Forecasts, Inks Ship Finance Deal

Crude oil tanker firm Frontline posted first-quarter operating profit above expectations on Friday and said it had renegotiated its relationship with chartering firm Ship Finance to strengthen its balance sheet. Once the world's biggest crude tanker firm


Vale to Ship Coal Along Mozambique Nacala Corridor

Brazilian miner Vale SA  plans to start exporting coal along the Nacala rail and port corridor in Mozambique and Malawi in the third quarter after heavy rains damaged the rail line, the firm's head of coal told Reuters on Friday.  


Scorpio Tankers' Buyback Plan, Newbuild Delivery

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  Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today (i) a new $250 million Securities Buyback Program, (ii) that it has recently taken delivery of an MR product tanker and (iii) that it will not exercise the options to purchase two LR2s currently under construction (with deliveries expected in the fourth


Technip Buys Out DOF Subsea

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 The DOF Subsea Group has entered into an agreement with Technip for the sale of DOF Subsea’s ownership in the joint venture vessel Skandi Arctic, with immediate effect.    According to the company, the transaction is done at market terms and will improve the cash position


Songa on Financing Semi-Submersible Rig Trio

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 Songa Offshore SE  announced  that the maturity of the fleet financing of Songa Dee, Songa Delta and Songa Trym has been extended from fourth quarter 2016 to first quarter 2018 when it will mature with a balloon of USD 25 million.   


Ruscon Increases Business in Russian Market

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Intermodal operator Ruscon reported it has increased its market share in Russia, maintaining a strong position in a country which has seen imports fall by 20 percent in the last 12 months. In the first quarter of 2015, Ruscon handled 32,250 laden containers compared to 28


Container Shipping Capacity Threat for Profitability

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 The rapid expansion of container shipping capacity this year threatens to reverse the strong profitability ocean carriers showed in the first quarter, Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd said.   Carriers weathered a storm of low rates in the first quarter to deliver some of the best


Teekay, BP Enter Deal for Newbuild LNG Tankers

Teekay LNG signs charter contracts with BP for up to two LNG carrier newbuilds   Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced that it has entered into a 13-year time-charter contract with BP Shipping Limited (BP) for one liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuilding


Ship Finance Buys Three Boxships

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 Ship Finance International Limited has acquired three 9,000 teu capacity container ships that are under construction from an unrelated third party.   The Fredriksen-led company said that the three vessels are currently being constructed to a fuel-efficient design at an undisclosed yard






 
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