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Stolt-Nielsen Q4 Profit Misses Forecast

A Stolt Tanker underway (Stolt-Nielson)

Shipping firm Stolt-Nielsen reported fourth quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said it was concerned about the outlook for the chemical tanker market, even as lower fuel prices would help operations. Stolt-Nielsen's fourth quarter net profit fell to $13.1 million from $35.2 million a year earlier, coming short of expectations for $21 million in a Reuters poll of analysts. "We remain concerned about the market outlook for Stolt Tankers, as the order book now stands at over 30 percent in the parcel-tanker segment and the global economic outlook is uncertain," it said. "With the prolonged challenging chemical tanker market, we have and will continue to challenge our cost structure." It added that lower bunker costs would eventually have a positive impact on its results but big parts of the savings would have to be passed onto contract customer. Reporting by Balazs Koranyi

Asia-Europe Box Rates Down 8 pct

The containership Maersk Kalmar. Maersk controls around a fifth of containers transported from Asia to Europe. (file image)

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell by 8.1 percent to $431 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday, one source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters. It was the fifth consecutive week of falling freight rates on the world's busiest route, and the current level is widely seen as loss-making to shipping companies.

Northrop Reports 4Q Results

Northrop Grumman Corporation reported 2001 fourth quarter economic earnings of $158 million, compared with $106 million for the same period of 2000. On a per share basis, the company reported 2001 fourth quarter economic earnings of $1.55 on average diluted shares outstanding of 98.0 million, compared with economic earnings of $1.46 on average diluted shares outstanding of 72.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2000. Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Safe Bulkers Squeeze One Percent More Revenue Out of 2013

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Greece's Safe Bulkers, Inc. reports Fourth Quarter & Twelve Months 2013 results and declares quarterly dividend on common stock of $0.06 per share for the fourth quarter of 2013. Summary of Results for the Twelve-Month Period Ended December 31, 2013 Net revenue for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2013 increased by 1% to $186.7 million from $184.3 million during the same period in 2012. Net income for the twelve-month period ended December 31

Teekay Tankers Q4 & Year End Results

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) - Highlights ·         Declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. ·         Reported fourth quarter adjusted net income of $2.6 million, or $0.05 per share (excluding specific items which increased GAAP net income by $5.2 million, or $0.10 per share). ·         Over 60 percent of fourth quarter revenue days earned average fixed

Parker Drilling Reports $13M Loss

Tulsa-based Parker Drilling Company reported an unaudited loss for the fourth quarter of $13,353,000. This compares with a loss of $11,266,000 for the fourth quarter of 1998. Financial results for the fourth quarter of 1999 were improved over the third quarter loss of $14,900,000 after adjusting for non-recurring gains and losses. For the year 1999, Parker Drilling reported a loss of $37,897,000, as compared to a loss of $5,587,000 for calendar 1998

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Results

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Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2013.    Net profit attributable to SNL shareholders in the first quarter was $1.5 million, with revenue of $519.4 million, compared with $18.2 million, with revenue of $510.9 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2012.   Highlights for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012, were:  

SEACOR Q4 Results

SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2009. Net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $22.2 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $476.5 million. During the fourth quarter, the Company called and settled all of its outstanding 2.875% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2024 resulting in a debt extinguishment loss of $6.1 million, net of tax, or $0.26 per diluted share

People & Company News: Trico Marine Reports 2002 and 4Q Results

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced a net loss for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2002 of $14.4 million, or $(0.40) per share (diluted), after an extraordinary item, on revenues of $35.2 million. The net loss for the 2002 fourth quarter includes an extraordinary charge of $102,000 resulting from the early extinguishment of debt and a non-cash charge of $5.2 million due to an asset write-down. This compares to a net loss of $884,000, or $(0

Trico Marine Reports Full Year 4Q Results

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced a net loss for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2001 of $884,000, on revenues of $41.7 million. This compares to net income of $1.4 million on revenues of $41.7 million, for the fourth quarter last year. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2001, the Company reported a net loss of $6.9 million on revenues of $182.6 million which included a non-cash charge of $24.3 million, before taxes, due to the write-down of the book value of eight vessels

Maersk Names Fourth Jack-up at DSME

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 Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jack-up was named on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.   "Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jackup was

Mitsubishi Plans to Shrink Ship Building Operations

Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) Photo Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Ocean Development

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is planning to stop taking new orders for large passenger ships, downsizing its shipbuilding operations due to a slump in orders, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. The plans by Japan's fourth-largest shipbuilder come as new shipbuilding orders have

Site for Indiana's Fourth Port Being Examined

The Ports of Indiana announced that Indiana Michigan Power has agreed to sell its recently retired Tanners Creek coal plant in Lawrenceburg, Ind., to a brownfield redevelopment company that is working with the Ports of Indiana to evaluate the site for use as the state's fourth port.  

COSCO, China Shipping Merge Shipbuilding Units

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 China’s two biggest state-owned shipping companies plan to merge 11 shipbuilding yards into a single entity in one of the industry’s biggest consolidation moves yet, reports Wall Street Journal.   China’s two biggest state-owned shipping companies plan to merge 11

COSCO Eyes Doubling of Piraeus Cruise Traffic

File photo: Piraeus Port Authority

China's biggest shipping company, COSCO Shipping, is aiming to more than double the number of cruise passengers using Greece's biggest port in Piraeus, in coming years, the chairman of the group, Xu Lirong said on Monday. "The movement of cruise passengers is around 1

Asia Bulk-Capesize Rates to hold firm during China holiday

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Capesize rates slip from year-long highs as miners absent; owners still optimistic of Q4 rate bounce. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo shippers on key Asian routes, which hit the highest in about a year last Thursday, are set to remain buoyant during China's week-long National Day

COSCO Sees Piraeus in Top Thirty by 2018

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COSCO Shipping, plans to ramp up container volume at Greece’s biggest port in Piraeus by 35 percent by 2018, the port’s new managing director, Fu Cheng Qiu, said, reports Reuters.   China's biggest shipping company, which owns the world's fourth-largest container shipping fleet

China COSCO Shipping Not to Hike Freight Rates

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 China COSCO Shipping will not raise its shipping prices as it had planned, reports Caixin quoting shipping agency representatives at Shanghai’s port.   The shipping giant has given up its plan to take advantage of Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy by raising prices after a

NASSCO Christens 4th ECO Class Tanker

Photo courtesy of General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO Christens Fourth ECO Class ECO Product Carrier for American Petroleum Tankers.   On Saturday, September 17, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening ceremony for the fourth ECO Class tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company's

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Steady

A so-called ValeMax bulk carrier commly used in the South America-to-Far East trades (credit: Vale)

Holidays in Asia likely to dampen chartering activity; Outlook still "slightly positive" for fourth quarter. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes could hold steady around current levels next week in a quiet market, ship brokers said on Thursday.

Rickmers Maritime Gets Breathing Space

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 Marine transport company Rickmers Maritime has been offered a credit facility worth USD 260 million in order to cover bank debt. The carrier is also considering converting its debt to bonds worth more than USD 70 million as part of an ongoing restructuring of the listed company's debt burden

Japanese Shipbuilding Alliance Threatens Korea

Photo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

 According to the Nikkei, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI)  has entered negotiations with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., each first, third, and fourth, respectively, in terms of shipbuilding tonnage

STX to Slash Jobs, Sell Yard

Photo by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd

To stay above water by restructuring, South Korean Shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. plans to lay off about a third of its workforce and sell a yard in France, says a report in WSJ.   The country's fourth largest shipyard filed for receivership in May

BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips 'Quit' Alaska LNG Project

Alaska LNG. Photo: Alaska LNG Project

 BP, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon Mobil said that the 65-billion dollar megaproject would be too unprofitable for them to move into the next phase of development.   The Big 3 oil companies have told state lawmakers that the proposal on the table to pipe

Hellenic Petroleum Profits Rise on Higher Exports

Hellenic Petroleum, Greece's biggest oil refiner, posted a 20 percent rise in second-quarter core profit on Thursday, with higher exports offseting lower refining margins.   The company, which exports diesel and gasoline to markets in the southeastern Mediterranean and the Balkans

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