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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
The Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI), the largest Indian Shipping Company has reported a net profit of Rs. 49.50 crores for the quarter ended 30.06.2014. This is against the loss of Rs. 98.70 crores reported for the corresponding quarter last year. Despite the depressed market conditions, operationally SCI has performed better as can be seen from the profit from operations before other income &
Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL) swung to a tiny net profit in its second quarter after six straight quarters of losses but said it had seen severe freight rate erosion. "The group's container shipping business continued to face a challenging environment characterised by
China Cosco Holdings, the flagship unit of Cosco Group, is expecting a net profit of Yuan1.9bn ($306m) for the first half, against the Yuan2.3bn loss during the same period last year. Compared to the same period of last year, the company turned losses into profits in the first half
Pacific Basin Shipping cut its half-year underlying losses by 32 per cent to US$14.6 million from a year ago, thanks to stringent cost-cutting efforts that helped it mitigate an anaemic dry-commodities shipping market. Hong Kong-listed Pacific Basin
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator by revenue, reported a 34 percent rise in quarterly profit as passengers spent more onboard and demand rose for its Caribbean cruises. Net income rose to $185 million, or 84 cents per share
The dirty money can and does wash ashore on the waterfront. Despite all the jokes about having a washing machine full of soapy hundred dollar bills, the U.S. Government takes money laundering very, very seriously. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws include substantial fines and
Qatar Gas Transport Co (Nakilat), one of the world's largest shippers of liquefied natural gas, posted a 12.3 percent increase in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, according to Reuters calculations. The company made a net profit of 267.8 million riyals ($73
Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, told its clients on Tuesday it would raise the freight rate from Far East Asia to Europe by $1,000 per 20-foot container (TEU) as of Aug 1. The company declined to say what the current rate was or what the new rate would be as numbers
Qatar Gas Transport Co (Nakilat), one of the world's largest shippers of liquefied natural gas, has registered a half yearly net profit of $135 million (QR490.2mn), up 10% on the same period last year. The healthy financial results reflect “Nakilat’s strategic development
Mexico auctioned only two of 14 blocks in a pivotal oil and gas tender on Wednesday, falling far short of the government's modest expectations as it begins to open up the long-nationalized industry to private investment. Both the shallow water exploration and production contracts were
Norwegian oil services firm Kvaerner posted forecast-beating second-quarter core profit and lifted its 2015 revenue outlook, but also trimmed its dividend policy to reflect the weak oil market's impact on future earnings. The Oslo-listed firm, which builds large structures like platforms
Cosco Corporation has warned investors of an expected net loss for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015, as against a profit in the previous corresponding period. The company said the loss is mainly due to the low crude oil prices over recent months which have had an adverse impact
Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe dropped 22.8 percent to $400 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended last Friday, data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index showed.
Struggling with technology and a plunge in oil prices that has discouraged exploration, Korean vessel makers are racking up debt and could show billions of dollars in losses, reports Bloomberg. The Big Three shipbuilders in South Korea ventured into offshore oil rigs starting around
A small group of protesters and activists are gathering at the Cathedral Park boat ramp in Portland, preparing to stay for a 24-hour vigil as they wait for Royal Dutch Shell Oil's icebreaker ship, the MSV Fennica, to depart from Portland for the Arctic, reports Reuters.
General Dynamics Corp, a maker of ships, tanks and business jets, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenues on Wednesday, and sharply raised its outlook for full-year profit. Net profit increased 16.4 percent to $752 million for the second quarter from $646 million a year