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COSCO Pacific Reports Profit Increase

COSCO Pacific Ltd. reported its net profit rose 3.7 percent in 1999 from a year earlier to $134.08 million and added that it would step up investment in 2000. The company, an indirect unit of China's largest shipping firm China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co., engages mainly in container leasing and container terminal operation. Managing director Shi Qin said the listed firm planned to spend about $100 million to $110 million to buy containers in 2000 to match the rise in demand caused by global economic growth. The sum almost doubles the $57 million the firm spent in buying containers in 1999, when the size of its container fleet dropped 1.0 percent to 500,899 teu.


COSCO (Singapore) Presents Q1 2012 Report

COSCO reports profits from its ship repair, conversion, & engineering projects cushioned shipbuilding losses. Highlights: Group achieved net profit attributable to equity holders of $27.6m on turnover of $975.3m against the backdrop of a difficult business environment in Q2 2012. Turnover from shipyard operations decreased 2.2% to $960.8m due mainly to lower revenue contributions from ship building projects


Singapore Offshore Firm Rides Crest of 2013 Financial Wave

Else-Marie OSV: Photo CCL credit Marc Ryckaert

Singapore's Swiber Holdings, a construction and support services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, reported that it has achieved record revenue and net profit for the second consecutive year-running for the full year ended December 31, 2013. Revenue rose 11.2% to hit US$1.1 billion from US$952.2 million for the full year ended December 31, 2012. The Group’s topline was driven by a 75.3% surge in sales in the South East Asia segment to US$780.8 million from US$445


Kvaerner Masa-Yards Releases Financial Results

The Aker Kvaerner Group has published its results for period of January-September 2003. Kvaerner Masa-Yards Business Area produced for this period an EBITA and operating profit of EUR 73 million (575 MNOK) and a net sales of EUR 625 million (4.930 MNOK). Compared with the same period of 2002, net sales decreased by 20,0% and operating profit increased by 10,7%. "Kvaerner Masa-Yards' financial performance has been very satisfactory


Danish Shipping Profits Drop

Danish shipping's gross profits fell three percent on an annualized basis to $965 million in 1998, hit by falling freight rates and the economic downturn in the Far East, according to the national statistics office (DS). Turnover was put at $7.5 billion, a three percent increase from 1997, with gross profits accounting for 12.6 percent of the figure and time chartering earnings up. "An increase in shippers' container tonnage meant a rise in freight carried but this was not considerable


Seacon Holdings Releases Preliminary Results

Seacon Holdings recorded a profit before taxation of £996,449 for the year ending September 30, 2000, compared to a profit before taxation of £3,284,681 reported the previous year, of which £408,181 was related to the trading activities of the company and £2,876,500 to the sale of the London Steel Terminal. Seacon Shipping recorded a £40,000 contribution to operating profit for the financial year, having reported a loss of £205,000 in the previous year. Ship Operations


Hyundai Heavy Q1 Net Profit Up 21.16 %

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Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today reported first quarter net profit of KRW 903 billion, an increase of 21.16 percent year-on-year. Sales rose 16.92 percent to KRW 6.3 trillion won with operating profit up 10.99 percent to KRW 991.8 billion. Hyundai Heavy’s annual sales target for this year is KRW 26.9 trillion and new orders of USD 26.6 billion. The Company’s operating profits were buoyed by increased sales in the shipbuilding and


Jotun Sets Sales Record in '07

Jotun reported that high levels of activity worldwide in shipbuilding, oil and gas projects and a highly active construction industry in the Middle East made 2007 the company’s best year ever. In 2007, the Jotun Group had an operating income of more than $1.7b, which is $211m higher than for 2006. Jotun's profit  before tax was $151.4m. "Last year was an absolute high point for Jotun. We are extremely pleased to deliver the best sales and profits in Jotun's history


Despite Low Earnings, Litton Surpasses NYSE Forecasts

Military shipbuilder Litton Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported lower fiscal first-quarter earnings, but surpassed Wall Street forecasts due to strength in its recently refocused core operations. Litton, the largest builder of non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy, reported a net profit of $44.9 million, or $.97 per share, for the quarter ended Oct. 31, down from $49.9 million, or $1.07 a share, a year earlier. Analysts had expected earnings of $


Asry Expects Operating Income to Hit $135m

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (Asry) said that it expected net operating income to reach about $135 million by the end of this year, compared to $111 million last year. The board praised the notable improvement in sales and net profit after depreciation till the end of October, which is estimated at $11.5 million, an 88 percent increase over the net profit for the same period last year of $6.1 million.


Shipbuilders Vard Report Financial Fair Sailing

OSV Rendering courtesy of Vard

Designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels, Vard Holdings, has announced its financial results for the second quarter of financial year 2014 (“2Q2014”), and first half ended 30 June 2014 (“1H2014”). Highlights are as follows:


SABIC Q2 Profit Rises 7% as Expected

  Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups and the Gulf's largest listed company, reported a 7 percent rise in second-quarter net income on Sunday, matching analysts' forecasts. It earned 6.46 billion riyals ($1


Cargotec's January-June 2014 Interim Report

Cargotec's January-June 2014 interim report show that orders grew but operating profit was burdened by project cost overruns in Kalmar April-June 2014 in brief Orders received increased 19 percent and totalled EUR 993 (833) million. Order book amounted to EUR 2,285 (31 Dec 2013: 1


Bug-O Sees Increased Demand for Zipper Welder

Zipper welder (Photo courtesy of Bug-O)

The zipper welder has been in the Bug-O repertoire for quite some time, but the company said it has recently seen a larger demand for it due to increased tank production worldwide. The zippwer welder is used for vertical seam welding for storage tanks and other applications where a vertical


Maersk Aims to Raise Aisia-Europe Freight Rates

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The world's biggest container shipping company Maersk Line, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it planned to raise freight rates on routes from Asia to northern Europe by $450 per 20-foot container (TEU). The new rates will take effect from Aug. 1, the company told Reuters in an email on Friday


Asia-Europe Container Shipping Rate Falls 5.5%

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Reportedly, shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell by 5.5 percent to $1,230 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday, a source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters.


PayCargo Re-introduces its Logistics Credit Program

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Provider of electronic invoicing and settlement solutions for the shipping industry, PayCargo, LLC, says it has brought back its highly successful PayCargo Credit Program. PayCargo provides a global, online freight payment system that allows shippers


Singapore's Ezra Holdings Profits Rocket

Offshore construction vessel: Photo EMAS

Ezra informs that it has sustained another quarter of growing revenues and improving operating performance with fiscal 9M 2014 revenues crossing the US$1 billion mark. Highlights Gross profit up 73% to US$163.6 million in 9M14 on strong contribution from Subsea Services division


Shipping loan losses hit Norwegian bank DNB's earnings

Q2 net profit NOK 4.65 bln vs f'cast NOK 4.77 bln; loan losses NOK 554 mln vs fcast NOK 398 mln. Bank on schedule to fulfill capital requirements, but shares down 4.6 percent, Swedish bank shares lower. Higher-than-expected loan losses in the shipping sector ate into DNB's second-quarter


FPSO Contract Suspension Could Cost Petrobas US$15-bln

FPSO: File photo

Profit at Petrobras, Brazil's state-led oil company, could be reduced by $15 billion between 2014 and 2018 if it had to suspend oil platform contracts with Holland's SBM Offshore NV, the company said in a securities filing. The potential reduction in profit is based on an estimate of the amount


Neil Mackintosh apponted President of INTECSEA

  WorleyParsons announced the appointment of Neil Mackintosh as INTECSEA president, following the retirement of Uri Nooteboom. Mackintosh will join INTECSEA on July 8, 2014 and be based in Houston, Texas. Departing president Uri Nooteboom will assist Mackintosh with his transition until


Port of Tallinn invests in Paldiski South Harbor

Port of Tallinn

  The council of Port of Tallinn approved an investment of 1.8 million euros for deepening the aquatory of Paldiski South Harbor in order to enable the harbour to accept bigger vessels with total tonnage up to 75,000 GT. With the help of the investment aimed to increase the competitiveness


Varadkar Praises Dublin Port’s Financial Performance

Dublin Port (Credit: Aiden McCabe)

Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar has announced that Dublin Port Company has paid a dividend of €8 million to the State based on its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. The payment is in line with the company’s commitment to making a


Scrapped Ships Fund $1.7-Million US Maritime Heritage Program

Paul N. Jaenichen: Photo MARAD

The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, informs of the availability of approximately $1.7 million in grant funding through its Maritime Heritage Program for projects that teach about and/or preserve sites and objects related to the nation’s maritime history


Carnival's Profit Forecast Down

Carnival Spirit (Photo courtesy of Carnival)

Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, forecast an adjusted profit below market estimates for the current quarter, blaming increased competition in the Caribbean. Shares of the company, which operates the Carnival, Holland America and Costa cruise lines, fell as much as 3 percent






 
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