The law firm of Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for Southern District of New York against Sea Containers Ltd. and certain of its officers and directors on behalf of purchasers of Sea Containers securities between March 15, 2004 and March 24, 2006, inclusive, Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran is investigating similar claims at this time and welcomes inquiries from potential class members concerning their rights and interests in this matter. The lawsuit alleges that Sea Containers violated federal securities laws by issuing a series of false or misleading public statements regarding the sale and restructuring of its ferry division and related impairment charges. On November 3, 2005, the Company announced that it would entertain offers for its Silja Oy Ab ferry division as its SeaStreak business, which would result in an impairment charge of $99 million related to the future sales. It additionally announced a $32 million impairment charge based on newly identified assets had been identified as impaired. On March 24, 2006, the Company shocked the market by announcing that: (1) it would be take a $500 million impairment charge as the result of: the sale of its entire ferry business, rather than the previous announced sale of the Silja Oy Ab division, and classification of additional containers as impaired; (2) as a
Sea Containers Ltd. announced that it has completed the sale of its Baltic ferry subsidiary Silja Oy Ab to Estonian ferry operator AS Tallink Grupp. The sale, which was announced on June 12, was subject to receipt of regulatory approvals from Finnish, Swedish and Estonian competition authorities, all of which have been granted. The consideration for the sale of Silja's core business is $563m and 5m ordinary shares in Tallink equivalent to $22m
Sea Containers has announced a record breaking year for the Ancona, Italy - Split, Croatia joint venture route. The seasonal service (June-September) carried nearly 59,000 passengers and 13,250 vehicles representing an increase of 52 percent on the previous year. The craft has been moved to Ravenna, Italy for its winter lay-up. The service will resume in June 2003 until 15 September. David Collins of Sea Containers passenger transport division said: "The success of the route has
Sea Containers Ltd. passenger and freight transport operator, marine container lessor and leisure industry investor, today announced its results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2002. For the quarter, net income was $17.9 million ($0.84 per common share diluted) on revenue of $547 million, compared with net income of $6.6 million ($0.35 per common share diluted) on revenue of $356 million in the year earlier period
Norwegian shipping investment company NorFerries said it wanted to buy Finnish ferry company Silja Line from US-stocklisted Sea Containers. Silja Line runs ferries in the Baltic, mostly from Helsinki to Sweden and Estonia. The ferry line carried around five million passengers last year. NorFerries, known mostly for setting up routes for cargo ships and passenger ferries, is offering $671m for Silja Line. Bermuda-based Sea Containers said last year that it wanted to sell off Silja Line and
The Board of Directors of Sea Containers Ltd. today declared quarterly cash dividends on the Company's Class A and Class B common shares. The dividend will be US$0.025 per share on the Class A common shares and US$0.0225 per share on the Class B common shares. Class B common shares are convertible at any time into Class A common shares. The dividends will be payable February 20, 2004 to shareholders of record February 5, 2004.
The U.S. Customs Service and Japanese Customs and Tariff Bureau announced in Tokyo today, the sealing of the declaration of principles to participate on a pilot basis in the Container Security Initiative (CSI). CSI is a U.S. Customs initiative designed to prevent the smuggling of terrorist weapons in ocean-going cargo containers. Under terms of the declaration announced today, U.S. Customs officers will be stationed on a pilot basis at the ports of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe and Yokohama
Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, today announced the signing of a declaration by the government of Singapore to join the Container Security Initiative (CSI), a key U.S. Customs initiative designed to prevent global sea cargo from being exploited by terrorists to inflict harm on America and other nations of the world. "I congratulate the government of Singapore for becoming the first Asian port to join the U.S. Customs Container Security," said Commissioner Bonner
The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered to Teesport today are a key component of the current £16.7million expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent the biggest single equipment investment in the port since the container terminal opened in 2003. The Konecranes RTGs, manufactured in Finland and Poland for a total investment of around £5 million, are the first of their type to be supplied by Konecranes in the UK and will allow PD Ports to
St. Louis, Mo. – Emerson today announced that it has acquired the Marine Container and Boiler business of Johnson Controls Inc., enabling Emerson Climate Technologies to expand its refrigeration technology and solutions offerings in the global transportation sector. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Johnson Controls’ Denmark-based Marine Container and Boiler business supplies controls for optimal operation of refrigerated sea containers and marine boilers
Prime Minister visits to welcome £200 million investment by UK household-name retailers Marks & Spencer to build new distribution centre at London Gateway. Marks & Spencer (M&S) and DP World London Gateway jointly announce that M&S will build a major new
CMA CGM has backed Peel Ports’ £300m Liverpool2 development by doubling the frequency of its feeder service to the port. CMA CGM now offers twice-weekly calls in Liverpool from its hub in Le Havre, France and a new weekly call at Greenock, Scotland and Cork, Ireland
Following Evergreen’s recent consolidation of its U.K. cargo handling needs at Felixstowe, the news that Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and NYK intend to switch their transatlantic services to Southampton will leave Thamesport with no deep sea services
Marine terminal operator DP World engaged CHQ Security Services to act as security and risk assessment consultants for the operation of the UK's major deep-sea container port – London Gateway. CHQ Security Services are acting as security and risk assessment consultants to the project in
cut The Finnish Ambassador for the UK recently visited PD Ports owned Teesport, to see the facility’s latest cranes, purchased from a Finnish manufacturer. As part of his tour of north-east England and Edinburgh, Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi visited the port with his wife, Liisa Huhtaniemi
Incat Crowther has announced the launch of ASP Tyne and ASP Thames, two 18m Catamaran Wind Farm Service Craft. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames were constructed by Topaz Marine at their Abu Dhabi yard in the UAE, and will be delivered to ASP Holdings in the UK.
Sea Containers celebrates the Diamond Jubilee by displaying the largest ever photograph of the Royal Family Sea Containers, by Blackfriars Bridge, was covered with the giant picture measuring 100m by 70m and weighing in at nearly two tons. The image was erected by a team of eight people over 45
Finland's Actiw Oy contracted to supply 14 automated container loading systems that speed up containerization of palletised goods The contrat is with Tecnimont SpA, main EPC subsidiary of the Maire Tecnimont Group, Italy, for delivery to an end customer in the petrochemical industry in the United
DARPA design technologies for sea and air delivery systems for direct support to disaster zones from offshore container ships The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program has completed the design of innovative
DP World's London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-sea container port to hold jobs fair, seek to recruit 200 The jobs fair marks the start of London Gateway’s own major recruitment drive that will see an initial 200 new staff join the existing team of 50 in the coming months.
The first ship ever to berth at London's new deepwater container terminal, 'MV Wieniawski' also delivered four auto stacking cranes from China. Due to formally open in Q4 2013, London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest
BIMCO has announced that its new Secretary General/CEO to succeed Mr Torben C. Skaanild on his retirement later this year will be Mr Angus R. Frew, currently Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping. The appointment of Mr Frew was unanimously approved last week by the BIMCO Executive
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) was called on to act as agent for the arrival of the first giant cranes at the UK’s new global container port, DP World’s London Gateway. As the largest quay cranes in Britain, bigger than the London Eye and weighing 2,000 tons each
Freight rate up 3.2% on last year / Transport volume increases by 1.1%. Revenue rises by 12.1% to EUR 6.84 billion / Absence of peak season and persistently high energy costs weigh on business / Positive operating result of EUR 26 million / EBITDA of EUR 335 million.
Langh Ship Cargo Solutions has extended its offering to include tank containers equipped for hook lifting. “Often the on-carriage of tank containers meant for transportation by sea is quite expensive on land, as the need for special lifting equipment makes the handling of the containers