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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.


Global Marine Reports Profit Slump

Offshore oil driller Global Marine Inc. announced that first quarter earnings fell sharply compared with the same period of 1999, but showed signs of stabilization after a steady decline in earnings since mid-1998. After a restructuring charge, net income fell to $12.6 million from $36.8 million in the first quarter of 1999. Its earnings were more or less steady with the final quarter of last year. Revenues totaled $204 million compared to $228 million in the comparable period last year


NZ's Z Energy Year Profit Falls

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  New Zealand petrol retailer Z Energy Ltd reported a 31 percent fall in its annual profit on Thursday, on the back of lower revenue and higher costs. The company reported a profit of NZ$95 million ($82.4 million) for the 12 months to March 31 compared with NZ$137 million the year before. It is the company's first reported profit as a listed entity after an IPO last year. Z Energy said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation


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


Mersey Reports Profits, Eyes British Port Consolidation

Mersey Docks and Harbour Co. has reported an increase in profits of nearly eight percent in the first half, its shares following suit with a similar rise. Representatives of Mersey, which owns the Port of Liverpool and the ports of Sheerness and Chatham in southeast England, said the company’s investment program was reaping rewards as it managed to push up profits despite flat volumes of cargo. The program was buoyed by achieving record volumes in two key market sectors — containers and


Canadian Pacific To Split Up

Canadian Pacific Ltd., one of Canada's biggest and oldest companies, said it would split into five publicly traded firms, a move aimed at shedding a conglomerate discount that had dogged its stock. Besides CP Rail, Canada's No. 2 railway, Canadian Pacific owns 86 percent of cash-rich PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd., the country's top oil and gas explorer and producer, as well as Fording Coal Ltd., CP Ships, a global shipping firm, and CP Hotels.


A.P. Møller - Mærsk Q1 Pre-tax Profit Plunge

A.P. Møller - Mærsk Q1 2012 reports plunge in pre-tax profit, sees slightly lower 2012 result Denmark-based conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S reported a plunge in first-quarter pre-tax profit to 8.48 billion Danish kroner from 15.03 billion Danish kroner last year, reports RTT News. In US Dollar terms, pre-tax profit amounted to $1.50 billion, a 46% drop from the prior year's $2.75 billion. However, profit for A.P. Moller - Maersk's share was 6


Mitsui: Revenue Up, Profits Down

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. reported that group net profit for the fiscal first half fell 6.3% from a year earlier to 2.51 billion yen despite a 6.6% rise in revenues to 199.64 billion yen. The shipbuilder cited falling product prices, stiffer competition and exchange losses as the primary culprits. In its consolidated earnings report, Mitsui Engineering posted a pretax profit of 2.31 billion yen in the six months to Sept. 30, down 52.3%, with net profit per share falling to 3


COSCO 2013 Net Profit Falls 71%

Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Corp (Singapore) Ltd on Monday reported a 71 percent fall in full-year 2013 net profit, due to lower profit contributions from ship building and marine engineering segments. COSCO Corp, a subsidiary of state-owned maritime industry giant China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co, said its full-year net profit stood at S$30.6 million ($24.14 million), below the Thomson Reuters SmartEstimate of S$43.78 million.


Northrop Grumman Profit Rises

According to a report from the Daily Press, Northrop Grumman Corp. said that its first-quarter profit rose 20.9 percent after setting itself free from its shipbuilding unit, which became Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. on March 31. The company reported total profits of $530m, or $1.79 a share, up from $469m, or $1.53 a share, a year earlier.   (Source: Daily Press)


UK Chancellor Mentions Hi-Tech Tax Breaks on Bibby Offshore Visit

Osborne (L) & Woodcock: Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore, subsea services provider to the oil & gas industry, says it has hosted a visit by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to the Company’s workshop, storage and maintenance facility in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


Samudra Containership Rationalisation Hits Revenues

Samudra containership: Image courtesy of Samudra

Diversified Singapore-based containership owners Samudra Group reports registered revenue of USD 96.9 million for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014, a 7.6% decline from USD 104.8 million in the previous corresponding quarter, which they say is in line with the Group’s rationalisation of


Cat Financial Announces Second-Quarter 2014 Results

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  Cat Financial reported second-quarter 2014 revenues of $728 million, an increase of $34 million, or 5 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2013. Second-quarter 2014 profit after tax was $146 million, a $35 million, or 32 percent, increase from the second quarter of 2013.


Royal Caribbean Profit Jumps on Higher European Demand

Oasis of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's quarterly profit beat analysts' average estimate as demand for its European and Chinese cruises increased and passengers spent more on board, helping it raise its full-year profit forecast. Shares of the world's second-largest cruise operator rose as much as 9


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


UK Club Rating Upgraded by S&P to A (Stable)

Financial rating image credit UK Club

Leading P&I club, the UK Club informs it has received the full report from Standard and Poor (“S&P”) explaining its reasons for upgrading the Club's financial rating. Extracts follow: The report explains that, in assessing the Club’s business and financial risk profiles


Report: UK Marine Industry has £6.2b Impact

The full economic impact of the U.K. marine industry and spend associated with boating participation was estimated to total £6.2 billion in 2012/13, according to a new report released by the British Marine Federation (BMF). Latest industry trends results also announced by the BMF show


Tianjin: No Petrochem Fraud

China's Tianjin Port Holdings has found no evidence of an alleged fraud involving petrochemicals reported by media earlier this month, the company said in a statement on Monday. Citing police and trade sources, Reuters had reported police were investigating a suspected contract fraud at Tianjin


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


Concordia Disaster to Cost Owners More than $2b

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The Costa Concordia disaster, when the cruise liner capsized off Italy more than two years ago, will likely end up costing the ship's owners just over $2 billion (1.5 billion euros), a company executive told a German newspaper. "So far, our costs are at 1 billion euros


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


Container Shippers Battle Falling Rates

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As freight rates keep declining, cost reductions are the top priority for box carriers. Drewry’s 2Q14 Container Forecaster highlights that there is a widening gap between the positive financials of the few carriers really focused on cutting costs and the rest of the top 20 lines






 
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