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Burger to Build 60-ft Research Vessel

Photo courtesy Burger Boat

Burger Boat Company and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources signed a contract for the construction of a 60-ft research vessel to support expanded study and survey work of the Lake Michigan fisheries. Named after the fish genus that includes: Lake Whitefish and Lake Herring, the new RV Coregonus will be capable of gill netting and allowing fisheries staff to continue the work done on the previous research ship—the RV Barney Devine. The RV Coregonus will also have expanded features including onboard laboratory equipment, water tight compartments and a semi-planning hull along with capabilities for scuba operations. RV Coregonus was designed by SeaCraft Design in Sturgeon Bay and will be built by Burger Boat Company. “Although the RV Barney Devine was well-maintained, it is now nearly 75 years old and has become technologically obsolete with an increasing maintenance expense,” WDNR Secretary Matt Frank said of the previous research vessel also built by Burger. DNR fisheries staff worked closely with SeaCraft to develop the design that would maintain the ability to use gill nets during all seasons but in the most extreme sea conditions, while expanding its capabilities for research. Its capabilities include trawling and deploying hydroacoustic equipment. RV Coregonus is expected to be ready for use in 2011.


Burger Launches 60′ Research Vessel “Coregonus”

Motor yacht “Coregonus” Launched – A 60’ Research Vessel by Burger Burger Boat Company

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A. – April 8, 2011 Burger Boat Company launches the R/V Coregonus, a 60’ Research Vessel for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. R/V Coregonus is replacing the R/V Barney Devine, a steel Fishing Tug built by Burger in 1937.  SeaCraft Design in Sturgeon Bay, WI designed the R/V Coregonus for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to meet the demanding requirements of the department


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


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.


Stolt Offshore Releases 2Q Results

Stolt Offshore S.A. reported results for the second quarter and six months ended May 31, 2002. The net profit for the quarter was $3.4 million, or $0.04 per share, on net operating revenue of $ 334.5 million, compared with a net loss of $6.3 million, or $0.07 per share, on net operating revenue of $282.0 million for the same period last year. The weighted average number of common share equivalents outstanding for the quarter was 85.1 million compared with 87


Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Reports Improved Third Quarter Results

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Nasdaq: SNSA; Oslo Stock Exchange: SNI) reported results for the third quarter and the nine-month period ended August 31, 2001. Net income for the latest quarter was $29.7 million, or $0.54 per share, on net operating revenue of $735.4 million, compared with a net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per share, on net operating revenue of $607.8 million for the third quarter in 2000. The weighted basic average number of shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2001 was 54


AET Sign Up for ShipServ TradeNet Services

ShipServ, a leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, has been contracted by tankship operators AET to provide  procurement software services for its fleet operations. AET will connect to ShipServ through its current ABS Enterprise system software suite. The global company’s procurement activities are based in Singapore and responsible for around 60 in-house managed vessels including VLCCs, Suezmax and Aframax tankers. Sharon Gill, Director of Sales for ShipServ said:


Ice-breaking Tug Returns to USCG Base

USCG Thunder Bay: Photo credit Wiki CCL Hu Totya

Great Lakes icebreaking mission complete, USCG Thunder Bay returns to base The 140-foot ice-breaking tug Thunder Bay  augmented the USCG fleet on the Great Lakes during Operation Taconite, a major Great Lakes ice-breaking operation this ice season. The crew participated alongside other Coast Guard icebreakers in operations that facilitated the safe navigation of vessels and cleared paths for more than 67 commercial freighters


Royal Caribbean Income Soars 27%

While its stock price remains in the doldrums, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. nonetheless reported a 27 percent rise in second quarter 2000 net income along with a boost in capacity. RCCL, which is listed in New York and Oslo, said net income for the three months to June 30 jumped to $108.3 million from $85.3 million in the year-earlier period. Revenues rose to $680.7 million from $617.7 million, it said in a statement. It said the occupancy rate was 106


ACL Announces 4Q Results

American Commercial Lines Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. Net sales for the quarter were $236.2 million, a 31 percent increase compared with $180.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2004. Net income for the quarter was $8.6 million or $0.28 per diluted share which included charges for the early retirement of debt of $7.3 million (net of tax) as a result of the Company’s initial public offering during the quarter, or $0


NordLB Back to Profit

Image by NordLB

 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.  


Shreyas Shipping Turns Around

Picture: Shreyas Shipping and Logistics

 Shreyas Shipping and Logistics swung to a net profit of Rs. 61.75 crore (about $9.6 million) in the fiscal year ended March 31, a big turnaround from its loss of Rs. 4.32 crore ($675,000) in the previous year.   According to Rajesh Desai, CFO, Shreyas Shipping


SCI Back in the Black after 3 Yrs

  The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI), India’s largest shipping company and a Government of India Public Sector Undertaking having reported losses for last three financial years has made a dramatic turnaround,  reporting a net profit of Rs. 200


DNV GL Revenue Up 10% Post Merger

Dr Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL

  2014 was the first full financial year of the DNV GL Group AS (DNV GL) following the merger between DNV and GL. “While both managing the ambitious merger and maintaining a full focus on providing premium service to our customers, we also increased our revenues by 10%


Profit Quadruples for CMA CGM

Image: CMA CGM

 French container line CMA CGM’s consolidated net profit soared to $406 million in the first quarter from $97 million a year ago as the French carrier capitalized on efficiency gains, cost cuts and sharply lower bunker prices.  


CMA CGM Reports Increased Net Profit in Q1

17,722 TEU vessel CMA CGM Kerguelen was delivered to the group on March 31 (Photo: CMA CGM)

Container shipping company CMA CGM’s board of directors met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, chairman and chief executive officer, to review the financial statements for the first quarter of 2015.   For the first quarter of 2015


Hanjin Swings to the Black

Photo: Hanjin Shipping Co

 South Korea's leading shipping line Hanjin Shipping Co has swung to the black in the first quarter from a year earlier thanks to lower fuel costs and better streamlined shipping routes.   Net profit came to 22.91 billion won (US$21 million) in the January-March period


Maersk Beats Forecasts, Loses Shipping Market Share

Photo: Maersk

Maersk Line lost market share in container shipping in the first quarter, disappointing analysts who said A.P. Moller-Maersk's  forecast-beating results on Wednesday had been helped by one-offs.   While the world's largest container shipping business reported a jump in net profit to


Torm Posts First Quarterly Profit in Five Years

TORM Ugland (Photo: Torm)

Debt-stricken Danish tanker operator Torm has posted its first quarterly net profit in five years thanks to higher freight rates. The company swung to a net $8.6 million profit in January-March compared with a net loss of $222.6 million in the first quarter last year.


Vard in Red

Siem Stingray. Photo: Vard Holdings

 Offshore shipbuilder Vard Holdings reported a net loss of $40mln in the first quarter, on back of unrealized foreign exchange losses from a 15-year USD-denominated yard construction loan in Brazil.   Net foreign exchange losses in the quarter amounted to $37mln


ASL Profit Nosedives

Photo by ASL Marine

 Singapore shipbuilding group ASL Marine has posted a sharp drop in net profit for its third quarter as revenues from its shipbuilding, shiprepair and chartering segments fell across the board.   Net profit for the three months to March 31 plummeted 65


US Gives Final Approval to LNG Exports from Corpus Christi

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it has given final approval for Cheniere  to export liquefied natural gas from its plant in Corpus Christi, Texas.   The approval allows the plant to export the equivalent of 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas for 20 years to


Diana Containerships Reports Q1 Net Loss

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has reported a net loss of $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $0.3 million for the respective period of 2014.


ICTSI 1Q 2015 Income Up 3%

ICTSI’s Baltic Container Terminal Courtesy ICTSI

  International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 posting revenue from port operations of US$296.1 million, an increase of 19 percent over the US$248


US Pulls Sri Lanka out of China Maritime Net

 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the US Secretary of State John Kerry: Photo credit: Official Facebook page of Ranil Wickremesinghe

 US has begun to wean Sri Lanka away from China’s maritime security net by incorporating Sri Lanka into their Indo-Pacific region maritime security program, says the Times of India.   The US State Department said last Tuesday that United States will collaborate with Sri Lanka to






 
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