Braemar Shipping Services said its ship broking division saw an improvement in its performance during the last quarter. The merger in July with smaller rival ACM Shipping also came in as shot in the arm. A strong dollar and weak oil prices are good for business, too, and freight rates, a key driver of revenue, are up in a number of sectors. In an interim management statement the company says that as anticipated, its ship broking division's performance has improved significantly compared with the first half, reflecting the inclusion of ACM and the cost reduction actions taken as it successfully continued to integrate the businesses. “We are encouraged by the progress of the enlarged division,” the company said. “While the oil price has continued to weaken, the freight rates, which drive our revenue stream, have risen in a number of sectors including VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers).” Demand for oil tankers has risen sharply, most likely as speculators hire huge ships to store cheap oil until prices increase again. That's good news for both rates and Braemar's revenue. Elsewhere, Braemar's Logistics and Technical divisions are trading as expected. The freight forwarding side of Logistics and Braemar Engineering have done particularly well.
Braemar Shipping Services plc isued its Interim Management Statement in relation to the period since the six months ending 31 August 2009. The group has benefited from a dry bulk market which has been stronger than many expected during much of 2009, particularly in the latter part of the year. This has mainly been due to the continuing high demand from China, and to a lesser extent India, for the import of raw material which has been sufficient to absorb the arrival of new tonnage and for
Braemar Shipping Services plc issued an Interim Management Statement in relation to the period since the six months ending 31 August 2008: “Shipping markets have experienced a significant correction over the past four months and in varying degrees dry and wet freight rates and vessel values are sharply lower, mainly in response to the slowing global economic demand and the significant contraction in the availability of bank lending
Braemar Shipping Services plc today issues its interim management statement in relation to the period since the announcement of the interim results on 25 October 2011. Over the past few months activity in the Shipbroking division has increased. The Group has seen good levels of spot chartering business particularly in deep sea tankers and in capesize bulk carriers. The specialised tanker chartering desks are also performing well
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