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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.


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


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


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,


Quintana Maritime Ltd. Reports 3Q Results, Dividend

Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR), a leading international provider of dry bulk transportation services, announced its operating and financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2007. Highlights include: initiated strategic review process to enhance shareholder value; increased net revenues by approximately 156% to $64.0m from $ 25.0m in the third quarter of 2006; increased Adjusted Net Income by approximately 262% to $22.1m from $6


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


Boston Whaler Commemorates September 11

Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products participated in the Sept. 11 "Bridge of Hope" event in Ormond Beach, Fla. The ceremony was held to mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and to commemorate and honor those who lost their lives. Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products donated the use of a 25-ft. Guardian fireboat to the City of Ormond Beach, which sponsored the commemoration.


US Could Eliminate Energy Imports -EIA

Figure 1 (Source: EIA)

EIA's AEO2015 projects that U.S. energy imports and exports come into balance, a first since the 1950s, because of continued oil and natural gas production growth and slow growth in energy demand   The Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) released today by the U.S


US to Become a Net Exporter of Natgas by 2017 -EIA

The United States will transition from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter of the fuel by 2017 as the nation's shale gas production continues to grow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday in its Annual Energy Outlook.  


Liberia is Top Open Register for Greek Shippers

Image: LISCR

Figures released by the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee (GSCC) show that Liberia has further strengthened its position as the undisputed leading open registry of choice for Greek shipowners and operators.   The GSCC statistics show that, in the year to end-March 2015


Liquidation of PMB Malaysia Completed

Courtesy ST Engineering

  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today informed that further to the announcement made on 27 August 2013, the members’ voluntary liquidation of its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, PMB Project Management Business Sdn Bhd (PMB Malaysia), has been completed.


Gas Discovery at Pyxis-1

Gas Discovery at Pyxis-1

  Woodside advises that the Pyxis-1 exploration well in production licence WA-34-L has intersected approximately 18.5 metres of net gas within the Jurassic sandstone target. The well reached a total depth of 3347 metres. Wireline logging has confirmed the discovery through the recovery of


Transocean to Scrap Two Rigs

  Swiss driller Transocean Ltd. announced yesterday that it intends to scrap, in an environmentally responsible manner, two offshore rigs: GSF Aleutian Key and Sedco 707. The rigs are classified as held for sale.   As a result of this decision


CMA CGM profits up 43%

Photo: CMA CGM

 French container line operator CMA CGM has announced that its 2014 net consolidated profits rose by 43% over the previous year to USD584 million thanks to a growth in volume and significantly reduced costs.   Consolidated operating revenue for the company increased by 5


Advanced Drillships a Burden for Owners as Business Slows

Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big profits for oil-rig operators.   Now, with oil prices down by half since June


Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge Complete Merger

Image courtesy of Golden Ocean

  The merger between Knightsbridge Shipping Limited and Golden Ocean Group Limited was approved today at special meetings of both companies' shareholders.      The new company, which will be called Golden Ocean Group Limited


Stolt-Nielsen Completes Bond Issues

Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced the placement of senior unsecured bonds in a total amount of NOK 1,100 million in a new five-year bond issue carrying a coupon of 3M NIBOR plus 4.1 percent. The placement was oversubscribed.   The settlement date for the bonds will be April 8, 2015


Singapore Shipping Line NOL a Takeover Target?

Image: Neptune Orient Lines Limited

 Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) may be shaping up as a takeover candidate, a report in Bloomberg said.   The appeal of the shipping company that helped cement Singapore's status as a global trade hub has increased after it agreed to sell its logistics unit last month for US$1


Singamas Container: Profit Down in 2014, Bullish for 2015

Image: Singamas Container Holdings Limited

 The world’s second-largest container manufacturer Singamas Container reported 2014 net profit which is lower than the previous year, but is expecting a better 2015 bolstered by pent-up demand from shipping lines and the firm’s investment in a gateway province between China and


Russian Submarine in North Sea?

Image by Royal Navy, UK

 A Scottish fishing boat skipper Angus Macleod has reported a terrifying brush with what is believed to be a rogue Russian submarine inside British waters in the North Sea.   Macleod said he and his four crew were “extremely lucky” to survive the incident in which his net


Transocean Issues Monthly Fleet Update Summary

  Transocean Ltd today issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary, which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since the February 17, 2015 Fleet Update Summary


Horizon Lines Post 4Q 2014 Results

The story of Horizon Lines is really the story of containerized shipping in America

Horizon Lines, Inc. today reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended December 21, 2014. "Horizon Lines' fourth-quarter adjusted EBITDA increased 26.6% over the same period a year ago. The improvement in adjusted EBITDA was driven largely by higher fuel recovery






 
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