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W. Palm T-Ball Flies “Maritime Reporter” Flag

The Maritime Reporter 6U T-ball team.

After 75 years another first: An MR-sponsored 6U T-Ball Team West Palm Beach - The boys of summer are now proudly wearing the red & black of Maritime Reporter. With this publication’s backing, a 6U T-ball team is setting course for a championship. This fleet of tiny titans drops anchor at Phipps Park in West Palm Beach each weekend, followed by a flotilla of fans. The boys, some of whom have played together for three seasons running, are seeing their hard work pay off. New to the squad, first baseman Robert Howard is formidable at the plate and has a glove like a gill net. Anything but an ordinary average guy, pitcher Joe Walsh holds down the center of the infield, while shortstop Yampiel Chavez provides speed, range and power. Utility man Gus Doskey has never seen a base he didn’t want to slide into. Simon Fox comes from a long line of baseball-playing brothers and can play any position on the field, and Brian “Big B” Fowler provide depth at second and third, while free spirit Harrison Warwick handles the catching duties. In the outfield it’s brotherly love when Angel Perez and James Perez-Gomez hustle to the ball. To be fair, they’ve also been known to fight over it. The family affair continues with Bud Miller, Walsh’s cousin, who is the resident roughneck, and has the scars to prove it. Rounding out the group is Mr. Nice Guy Samuel Mojica, a gentle soul and man-child of few words who lets his bat do the talking


US Fishermen Seek Federal Action against Illegal Fishing

Florida Rep. David Jolly listens to Mark Hubbard, CEO of Hubbards Marina in Johns Pass, Fla., explain how foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is hurting commercial fishing throughout the Gulf region. (Photo: Gulf Coast Leadership Conference)

Gulf of Mexico fishermen are threatened by a daily wave of foreign illegal fishing vessels and the U.S. fishing industry is calling on Congress to take action, Florida business owners said April 8 at an event hosted by the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference.   Mexican fishing boats enter U.S. sovereign waters and illegally poach hundreds to thousands of fish at a time. Although the U.S. Coast Guard and Gulf state maritime law enforcement agencies have taken aggressive action to find and


BASS Prepares Agenda For Sea Japan

BASS will be exhibiting at the Sea Japan exhibition on April 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan. Jointly organized by CMP Japan Co., Ltd and The Seatrade Organization, Sea Japan 2002 will showcase a total of over 250 companies from 27 countries and regions. Software demonstrations will be shown throughout the exhibition period. Representatives from the company will also share customer case studies with visitors. BASS together with its Japanese sales agents; Aall & Co


U.K. Property Tax Changes Affect Shipping Interests

Photo: Moore Stephens

International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens said many overseas companies, including some connected to shipping interests, will be among those affected by draft legislation from the U.K. government proposing changes to the taxation of U.K. residential property valued at £2m or more. Among other things, companies resident outside the U.K. will, for the first time, be liable to capital gains tax (CGT) on such property, with effect from April 6, 2013.


ShipServ opens Singapore office

Sharon Gill, VP of Sales, Singapore

  ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore marketplace with an expected annual trade of $3bn in 2015, has cemented its position in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The office will be managed by ShipServ’s VP of Sales Sharon Gill and will be open for business from July 1st. “We are very excited to get much closer to one of the biggest and most vibrant shipping markets in the world and will look to increase our already substantial customer base in the


Diana Shipping Nets 2Q Loss

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  Diana Shipping Inc. today reported a net loss of $14.1 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $15.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net loss of $5.7 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $7.2 million reported in the second quarter of 2014. Time charter revenues were $38.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $43.2 million for the same quarter of 2014


Stolt Offshore Restates Second Quarter Earnings

Stolt Offshore S.A. has restated its second quarter and six-month results as a result of two accounting adjustments. The adjustments have a positive impact on the Company's net income of $1.4 million. The net income for the quarter ended May 31, 2002 is now $4.8 million, or $0.06 per share, on net operating revenue of $333.4 million. For the six-month period ended May 31, 2002, the Company now reports a net profit of $5.1 million, or $0.06 per share,


Royal Caribbean Sees Record Revenues

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2005 of $3.6 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $25.8 million, or $0.13 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2004. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.7% to $1 billion from revenues of $964.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Gross Yields and Net Yields for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.1% and 8.2%, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2004


General Maritime Corp. Announces 3Q Results

General Maritime Corporation reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006. Financial Review: 2006 Third Quarter The company had net income of $24.0m, or $0.78 basic and $0.76 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2006 compared to net income of $7.2 million, or $0.19 basic and $0.19 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2005


Tidewater Reports Q1 2010 Results

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced first quarter net earnings for the period ended June 30, 2009, of $44.5m, or $0.86 per share, on revenues of $326.6m. Included in net earnings for the June 2009 quarter is a non-cash charge totaling $48.6m ($47.7m after-tax, or $0.93 per common share) related to the company’s Venezuelan operations. As a result of the seizure of 11 vessels and certain other assets during the June quarter in Venezuela pursuant to a May 2009 Venezuelan law and the


CMA CGM's Profits Jump 67% in Q2

Photo: CMA CGM

 French shipping giant CMA CGM, reported a 66.7% jump in net profit to $156m in the second quarter of 2015. The result compared to a $94m net profit in the same period a year earlier.    The world’s third largest container line says that its unit costs fell 10


Otto Marine Signs Contracts to Supply 2 AHTS Vessels

Photo: Otto Marine Limited

 Go Offshore,  wholly-owned subsidiary of Otto Marine has entered into an agreement for two long-term anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) charter contracts worth USD25.2 million with a large oil and gas company.   The two contracts are in respect of two 16


Edelweiss Now Controls Bharati Shipyard

Image: Bharati Shipyard

 Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company has taken over management control of Bharati Shipyard, says a report in ET.   Edelweiss now controls 70% of the Indian yard’s debts. A month ago plans were made to change the yard’s name to Bharati Defence and Infrastructure as part


Transas Expands ECDIS Training Network in China

Photo: Transas

The New Alliance Marine Training Center (NAMTC) has joined the Transas Global ECDIS Training Network (GET-Net), and shipping companies can now benefit from an ECDIS training from the first Transas GET-Net partner in China. The New Alliance Marine Training Center was established in Wuhan


GE Shipping Q1 Net Up 45%

Photo: Great Eastern Shipping Company

 India's  largest domestic ship liner Great Eastern Shipping Company today reported a 45 percent jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs 323.67 crore ($50 million) for the quarter ended June 30, on the back of higher income.  


Rickmers Maritime in Red

Photo: Rickmers Trust Management

 Rickmers Trust Management (Rickmers Maritime) suffered a loss of USD15.7 million for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015 from a profit of USD16 million in 2Q14.   Rickmers Maritime recorded a net loss after tax of US$15.7 million in 2Q2015, compared to a net profit of US$16


Maersk Cuts Growth Forecast

Photo: Maersk Line

 Though the Danish conglomerate AP Møller-Maersk posted higher-than-expected earnings, it has cut its forecast for global trade growth and abandoned several medium-term profit forecasts, as per a report in FT.   Maersk overcame low oil prices and freight rates in its container


Clarksons Post Robust 2H Performance

Courtesy Clarksons

  Clarkson PLC, world’s leading shipping services group, reported robust performance during the six months ended 30th June 2015. Summary  Robust performance despite continued challenging market conditions in some of our markets


Conrad Industries 2Q Revenue Shrinks

Conrad Shipyard Puerto Rico

  Conrad Industries, Inc.  announced today its second quarter and six months 2015 financial results and backlog at June 30, 2015. For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, Conrad had net income of $1.2 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.21 compared to net income of $6


Cosco Blame it on Weak Shipping Industry

Photo: COSCO International Holdings

 The global economic recovery was slower than expected and the overcapacity problem in the shipping industry remained serious, in the  first half of 2015, says COSCO International Holdings.   This drove stable business volume to the Company’s business segments which serve


The Lowdown on Ocean Acidification

The two globes illustrate the changes in ocean acidification that are expected as the ocean continually absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Green areas are sufficiently saturated with aragonite to support shell formation; areas colored yellowish-brown are under-saturated, and shell dissolution occurs. The climate model shows the change in ocean aragonite saturation from 1885 to what is expected in 2094. (Image: NOAA)

Scientists say that the world’s oceans are acidifying.  This term is correct, but somewhat misleading.  Until recently, the oceans have had (so far as can be determined) a pH level of about 8.4 for millennia.  A pH of 7.0 is neutral


ASL Shipyard Secures S$140mln Build Contracts

 ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., has secured new shipbuilding contracts worth approximately S$140 million for the construction of a series of tugs and barges, the company’s board of directors announced Thursday.  


Strong Returns for Sovcomflot

Grand Aniva is one of two Sovcomflot LNG tankers chartered by the operator of the Sakhalin-2 project – Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC). The photo has been provided by SEIC.

 Russia’s biggest shipping company PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) surpassed its own expectations and went forward on both revenue and net profit in the first six months.   It has posted a gross revenue increase of 11.8 per cent in the first half of 2015 worth USD 754


Goldenport Bleeds in Red

Pic: Goldenport Holdings Inc

 Goldenport Holdings Inc reported a net loss of USD14.7 million in the first six months of 2015, significantly wider than the USD1.4 million net loss a year earlier as revenue fell by a quarter to USD18.5 million from USD24.7 million.  


CMA CGM 2Q Post Higher Profit

CMA CGM

  In the second quarter, CMA CGM demonstrated the strength of its business model by significantly outperforming the market, despite a sharp fall in freight rates and industry overcapacity:   * Volumes carried during the second quarter increased by 6.2% year-on-year, to 3






 
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