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KMG Reports 2005 Record Results

Kerr-McGee Corp. reports net income for the 2005 fourth quarter of $2.2 billion ($18.46 per diluted common share), compared with $133.8 million ($.86 per share) for the 2004 fourth quarter. Fourth-quarter 2005 operating profit from continuing operations was $653.9 million, compared with $276.1 million for the 2004 period. Exploration and production operating profit was $633.8 million, compared with $266.5 million in the 2004 fourth quarter. Higher operating profit in 2005 reflects net pretax gains on property sales of $169.1 million compared with a net loss of $21.8 million in the prior-year quarter. Additionally, higher oil and gas sales prices contributed to the increase but were partially offset by lower sales volumes primarily due to the continuing effects of the 2005 hurricanes on third-party-operated infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico and divestment of noncore U.S. onshore properties.


Kirby Corp. Announces Record Results

Kirby Corporation reported that for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2000, net earnings were a record $9,088,000, compared with $3,974,000 for the 1999 fourth quarter. For the 2000 year, net earnings were $34,113,000, up from $21,441,000 in 1999. Joe Pyne, Kirby's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The 2000 fourth quarter net earnings of $.38 per share and 2000 year net earnings of $1.39 per share are record results for Kirby. Our EBITDA results of $33,615,000, or $1


K-Sea Announces Record Results

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. reported record results of operations for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended September 30, 2005. The Company also announced that its distribution to unitholders in respect of the first quarter will increase by $0.01 to $0.57 per unit, or $2.28 per unit annualized. The distribution will be payable on November 14, 2005 to unitholders of record on November 8, 2005. For the three months ended September 30, 2005, the Company reported operating income of $6


Jotun Reports Record Year

The Jotun Group will probably match last year's record results. At the end of the first 8 months of the year the Group's operating income totalled NOK NOK 4 619 million. Not only was this NOK 359 million up on the same period last year, but the operating income is equal to last year, despite unfavourable exchange rate developments and the continuing high price of raw materials. The performance is in line with last year, which was the best year ever


Hornbeck Offshore Announces 2Q Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., announced record results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. Second quarter revenues increased 72.0 percent to $70.7mcompared to $41.1m for the second quarter of 2005. Operating income was $32.4m, or 45.8 percent of revenues, for the second quarter of 2006 compared to $13.8m, or 33.6 percent of revenues, for the prior-year quarter. These results were driven by record dayrates in each of the company's business segments and a 45


UK's Port of Tyne Shortlisted for Global Award

The Port of Tyne has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2012 in the Port Operator of the Year category. This award recognises the company or port that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year. The award is open to any international port that can demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability and successful investment in port operations.


Costa Announces Record Results

The ordinary general meeting of shareholders of Costa Crociere S.p.A, held March 31, 2004, adopted the financial statement for the period December 1, 2002/November 30, 2003. 2003 was a record year for Costa Crociere: the company topped the half-million mark for the number of passengers carried in a 12-month period (a historic achievement and a first for a European cruise operator) with 557,300 guests, compared to 462,036 the year before (+21%), amounting to 4,300


Topaz Second Vessel for $225M BP Contract

Photo courtesy Topaz Energy and Marine

Topaz Energy and Marine recently took delivery of the newest addition to its fleet, the Caspian Protector. The vessel will be deployed in Azerbaijan in support of a 10 year $225m BP contract won in 2008. The Caspian Protector is a state-of-the-art 200-ft vessel designed for emergency recovery and response (ERRV), standby duties and fire fighting operations. It is the first vessel in the Caspian region to be equipped with three daughter craft and two fast rescue craft


Hapag-Lloyd Orders Four 13,200-TEU Ships

Following a record result in the first nine months of 2010 and its successful refinancing on the capital market, Hapag-Lloyd is again investing in future growth. Hapag-Lloyd ordered four large vessels with a capacity for 13,200 standard containers (TEU) each from the Korean shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries today. It was also agreed that the six new vessels ordered in the beginning of 2008 should be upgraded to the same capacity


HAVEP: Two Passenger Vessels Detained

Preliminary results from the Harmonized Verification Program (HAVEP) on passenger ships, carried out between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 in the Paris MoU region show that two passenger ships were detained over the 12 month period as a direct result of the HAVEP for deficiencies related to operation control and emergency preparedness. While the results of the HAVEP indicate reasonable overall compliance with SOLAS requirements for passenger ships


Statoil Completes Gudrun Leak Investigation

Photo: Statoil

A condensate leak occurred on the Gudrun platform in the North Sea on February 18, 2015. The incident has been investigated by Statoil’s corporate investigation team which classifies it to be of the highest degree of seriousness.  


Ferry Firm DFDS Looks to Expand

Danish ferry and transportation firm DFDS is on the takeover trail, its chief executive said, after reporting its highest first-quarter operating profit on record and turning around its loss-making English Channel route. Earnings before interest, taxes


SoCal Beach Cleanup Could Take Months

The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara said on Thursday it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition.


Arctic Sea Ice Decline

Photo: NASA

 Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its lowest May level since records began in the 1980s, says Al Jazeera.    The lowest levels in the history of Arctic sea ice observation for this time of year and likely the lowest levels for hundreds, even thousands of years.  


Baltic Trading Reports Loss

Picture: Baltic Trading Limited

 Baltic Trading Limited, a Marshall Islands company formed by Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, reported a loss of $42.4 million in its first quarter.   The New York-based shipping company focused on the drybulk industry spot market said it had a loss of 75 cents per share


MAJ Dir. Gen. Receives Global Award

Rear Admiral Peter Brady

  Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, was deeply honoured to receive the prestigious IMO Themed Award for World Maritime Day 2015 "Maritime education and training", sponsored by the China Classification Society


U.S. Intermodal Volumes Rose 4.5% in Q1/15

Image: Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)

 According to a report issued by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), domestic intermodal volumes rose 4.5 % in the first quarter of 2015, buoyed by domestic containers, which rose 6.5 percent in a quarter-over-quarter comparison.  


Dry Bulk Shipping to Stay Low

Image by China COSCO Bulk Shipping (Group) Co., Ltd

 Goldman Sachs can't see an end to the dry cargo downturn until at least 2020 on a glut of vessels and stalling cargo growth, says a report in Bloomberg.   Overcapacity and low fuel prices are bound to keep low dry bulk shipping freight rates for the rest of the decade or even longer.


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.


USCG Releases Recreational Boating Report

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) released its 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing boating fatalities that year totaled 610, the second-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record.   From 2013 to 2014, deaths increased from 560 to 610, an 8


DSD Shipping Indicted on Environmental Crimes

A federal grand jury in Mobile, Alabama, has returned a seven-count indictment charging Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS (DSD Shipping) and four employees with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), conspiracy, obstruction of justice and witness tampering


US Ports Begin 2015 ‘Fast and Furious’

Photo: The American Great Lakes Ports Association

Even with a blip due to ice coverage in late March and early April, U.S. ports along the Great Lakes-Seaway System are tracking ahead of tonnage moved in April 2014. In fact, most ports are seeing increases in multiple categories.   “In 2015 we are excited to continue the momentum


Steamship Reports Strongest Results

Image: Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association

The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda)  achieved a combined ratio of 78.6% for the 2014-2015 policy year, one of the strongest results in its 100-plus years of existence. Free reserves increased by US$75 million to US$376


Maersk Drilling's Strong 1Q Performance

Simulator Courtesy Maersk Drilling

  Maersk Drilling delivered a profit of USD 168m (USD 116m) in the first quarter of 2015. The result was positively impacted by fleet growth and continued good operational performance, but partly offset by two rigs being idle. The underlying profit for the quarter was USD 195m (USD 109m)


DHT Adjusts Senior Notes Conversion Price

DHT Holdings, Inc. announced that, in connection with the cumulative effect of the previously announced (i) cash dividend of $0.02 per share of common stock paid on November 26, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 20, 2014, (ii) cash dividend of $0






 
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