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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.


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


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)


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


Safe Bulkers Squeeze One Percent More Revenue Out of 2013

Image courtesy of Safe Bulkers

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


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


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


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


Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Results

Photo: Stolt-Nielsen

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:  


Argentine Grains Port Workers Return after Brief Strike

A one-day strike at the Rosario grains export hub in Argentina ended on Friday after the government compelled union and company officials to enter into wage negotiations for 15 days, a union leader said.   The strike began at midnight local time and ended around noon after the union agreed


Awilco LNG Reports Loss

Photo: Awilco LNG

 Oslo-based LNG shipping company, Awilco LNG, reported a first quarter freight income of US$8.9 million, down from $12.1 million in the same quarter the previous year.    The pure play LNG transportation provider  said that an oversupply of shipping in the carrier market


Cheniere to Roll Out Second LNG Unit

Photo: Cheniere Energy, Inc

 Cheniere Energy Inc. plans to start exporting liquefied natural gas in August from a second plant at its Sabine Pass terminal in Cameron Parish, according to a report from Bloomberg News.    Cheniere began exporting LNG in February from its first unit at Sabine Pass


Höegh LNG Turns to Profit in 1Q

PGN FSRU Lampung  Courtesy Hoegh

Höegh LNG returned to profit following a Profit after tax of USD 6.3 million for the first quarter of 2016, up from USD 4.0 million net loss in the fourth quarter 2015. The company’s EBITDA reached $26.6 million for the first quarter of 2016, up from $24


China's Q1 Trade with N.Korea up Despite Sanctions

China's trade with North Korea rose in the first quarter in spite of tough new international sanctions this year targeting Pyongyang's banned nuclear program, including curbs on coal imports.   Imports from the isolated country, consisting mainly of coal and clothes, rose 10


Container Shipping Faces Tough 2016 as Rates Plunge 78 pct

File image: a Maersk boxship in the port of New Orleans (credit: port of New Orleans)

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe have plummeted 78 percent this year, after posting another drop this week, a source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters.


US Oil Rig Count Falls to November 2009 Lows

U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a fourth week in a row to the lowest level since November 2009, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, as energy firms keep slashing spending despite a more than 50 percent jump in crude futures since hitting a near 13-year low in February.


Hapag-Lloyd Confirms USAC Merger Talks

File Image: A USAC containership underway (USAC)

Hapag-Lloyd is in talks to merge with rival United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the German container shipping group said on Thursday, confirming an earlier report. "The parties are basing their discussions on a relative valuation of the two businesses at 72 percent (Hapag-Lloyd) and 28


Crude Prices up 3% on Gasoline Rally, Weak Dollar

Crude oil prices rose about 3 percent on Tuesday on the back of a rally in the gasoline market and as a tumbling dollar boosted commodities denominated in the greenback after bets the Federal Reserve will hold U.S. interest rates where they are.  


Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Jump 170 pct

File Image: a Maersk containership underway (Maersk)

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 170 percent to $732 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday, data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index showed. Spot freight rates on the world's busiest routes soared as a


113 Migrants Drown in Libya-Italy Weekend Transits

An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. With the closing of land routes in the Balkans and a recent deal


Pan Ocean on Recovery Path

Photo: Pan Ocean Co.

 S. Korea’s Pan Ocean Co.  is expected to see its earnings improve amid rising Baltic Dry Index (BDI) that affects spot contracts accounting for more than half of the South Korean bulk carrier’s total shipping contracts, reports the Pulse.  


Hyundai Heavy Industries Shedding Jobs, 'Non-Core' Assets

An LNG vessel being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea (Credit: HHI)

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd, the world's biggest shipbuilder by revenue, will slash more jobs and sell non-core assets as part of efforts to cope with shrinking orders, it said on Monday. The South Korean government has urged ailing industries to speed up restructuring efforts


Odfjell Reports Strongest Quarterly EBITDA Since 2008

Odfjell reported a net result for the first quarter 2016 of $24 millions, with improved EBITDA of $69 million, compared to $45 million last quarter.   The company said it has seen a significant reduction in voyage expenses compared to previous quarters mainly due to expiry of bunker hedges


US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 8th Week to Oct 2009 Lows

U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for an eighth week in a row to the lowest level since October 2009, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said Friday, even with futures at six-month highs as some energy firms focus on completing wells rather than drilling new ones.  






 
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