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STX Shipbuilding Reports Q2 Results

South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. said that its second-quarter earnings increased sharply on rising orders to build ships such as oil tankers and container ships and gains from equity ties with its affiliates. Its net profit reached $62m in the April-June period. The shipbuilder also said its profit was boosted by gains from equity ties with its affiliates such as STX Pan Ocean Co. STX shipbuilding has clinched orders worth $7.2 billion so far this year. The shipyard has raised its sales target for this year to $10 billion from $5.5 billion earlier, helped by increased orders for high-priced ships. Last year, it won orders worth $4 billion. Source: Yonhap


Harim Acquires Pan Ocean

Photo: Pan Ocean

 South Korean poultry processor Harim Corp. is set to wrap up its purchase of troubled dry bulk carrier Pan Ocean Co. after creditors and shareholders approved a rescue plan for the country's biggest bulk carrier.   Harim, partnering with JKL Partners, participated in the bid last year and was picked as the preferred bidder in December.  The company paid over 1 trillion won ($895.5 billion) for the deal earlier this month.  


Guilty Plea to Marine Pollution Related Charges

STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. (STX), headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and the owner of the commercial cargo ship, M/V Ocean Jade, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy as well as falsifying and failing to properly maintain records meant to ensure compliance with maritime pollution laws, the Justice Department announced. The chief engineer of the M/V Ocean Jade, Hong Hak Kang, a Korean citizen, also pleaded guilty today to failing to maintain environmental records and making false statements.


Global Dry Bulk Carrier Newbuilding Orders on the Rise

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Significant volumes of dry bulk carrier orders, most of them for Chinese shipyards, are reported by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, as follows: Starting with the large sizes in dry, Oldendorff Carriers are reported to have declared the sixth in a series of 207,000 DWT Newcastlemax at HHI, with delivery in the second quarter of 2015. Clarkson Hellas report that at Hanjin Subic, STX Pan Ocean have contracted two firm 150,000 DWT Capesize


STX Shipbuilding Gets $266.7M Ship Order

South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. (067250.SE) said Wednesday that it received a $266.7M order to build six petrochemical product carriers. An STX spokesman said the South Korean shipbuilder won the order from a Hong Kong-based company, but declined to identify the company. STX will deliver the tankers - which will have the capacity to load 51,000 tons of petrochemical products - by Sept. 2009, the company said.


STX Shipbuilding Wins $215m Order

STX Shipbuilding Co., said on Jan. 29 that it has won a deal valued at $215 million to build two bulk carriers. The deal from a European shipping company calls on STX Shipbuilding to deliver the vessels by June 2010, the company said in a regulatory filing. The shipbuilder won deals valued at more than $10 billion last year to build 170 vessels including bulk carriers. In 2006, STX Shipbuilding clinched shipbuilding orders valued at $4 billion.


France Buys into STX Europe

The French Republic became a 33.34 percent shareholder in STX France and its shipyards in Saint-Nazaire and Lorient.  STX Europe is a builder of cruise ships and ferries, with a market share of 35 - 40 percent. The company builds cruise ships at its yards in France and Finland. The French yards also have experience with navy vessels. Other shipyards in STX Europe are build specialized offshore vessels.  The new agreement between STX Europe and the French Republic is a realization of


China Arbitration Court Orders Korea's STX to Pay Debt

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Troubled South Korea shipbuilder STX Heavy Industries Co. issued a guarantee on a loan defaulted on by its Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer, STX Dalian Heavy Industries Co., from China's Bank of Communications and has been ordered to repay the loan, reports Yonhap. Unlisted STX Dalian Heavy Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of STX Heavy Industries and has been ordered to repay the 60.9 billion won (US$56.8 million) loan by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration


STX Shipbuilding Wins Tanker Order

South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. has received an order to build two crude oil tankers for $138.2m for a Greece-based company. The order calls for STX Shipbuilding to deliver the two vessels to Liquimar Tankers Management Inc. by July 2009, the company said in a regulatory filing.


STX Shipbuilding wins $373m Order from India

The STX Shipbuilding Co., South Korea's seventh-largest shipbuilder, has won a $373m order to build six petrochemical goods carriers for a shipping company in India. The order, which accounts for 30.7 per cent of STX Shipbuilding's sales last year, calls for the Korean shipbuilder to deliver the six vessels to India's Shipping Corp. by July 2010, the company said in a statement. Source: ANTARA


STX Shipbuilding Struggles to Survive

Image: STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co Ltd

 STX Offshore & Shipbuilding may be put under a court-led restructuring scheme, paving the way for the shipyard to avert liquidation, says a report in Korea Times quoting local court.   Last month, STX Shipbuilding, once Korea's No


Korean Shipbuilder Could Be Liquidated

Photo: STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co.

 South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. has filed for receivership, following massive losses that have mounted up over the past two years, says a report in the WSJ.    According to multiple sources from the shipbuilding industry


STX Shipbuilding Likely to Enter Court-lead Restructuring

Photo: Robert Kunkel

South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co Ltd will likely need to enter court-supervised receivership due to financial difficulties, the firm's lead creditor Korea Development Bank said on Wednesday. STX Offshore's creditors took control of the company in 2013 after the


STX Sells Lorient Shipyard

Photo: STX France

 The shipbuilding group STX France has offloaded its Lorient shipyard to a naval consortium.    The shipyard, which has produced civil and naval vessels, will be purchased by Kership, a joint venture between French industrial shipbuilder Piriou and naval manufacturer DCNS. 


Hapag-Lloyd: 50 Years of Container Shipping in Germany

This is one of the first containers of Hapag-Lloyd. (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

50 years after the beginning of modern container shipping in Germany, international trade is handled by 6,397 containerships, with a capacity of 21.1 million TEU. Hapag-Lloyd’s container fleet numbers among the largest in the industry.  


World's Biggest Cruise Ship Sets Sail

Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

 The world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas – which cost US$1 billion to build over 32 months – has been finished and was delivered to owner Royal Caribbean International.   The immense floating town has 18 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2


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.  


Argentina Crude Exports Poised to Hit Record

Argentina's oil producers have shipped record volumes of crude this month, spurred by a new government subsidy that has also prompted state-owned oil company YPF to return to the export market for the first time in years.   The surge in shipments abroad comes just a month after Argentina's


Navig8 Leaseback Pact with with Chinese Financer

Photo: Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc.

 Navig8 Chemical Tankers has signed sale and leaseback agreements with China's Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BCFL) for a quartet of medium range tankers.   The  for four 49,000 DWT Interline coated medium range tankers being built at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co


MSC Cruises Orders Four More Ships from STX

MSC Magnifica, which entered service in 2010, was built by STX for MSC (Photo: STX)

French shipyard STX has secured an order for up to four more ships from MSC Cruises, in a 3.6 billion-euro ($4.1 billion) deal announced on Wednesday.   MSC Cruises, part of privately owned shipping group MSC, has in recent years been the main customer for STX France


G E Shipping Acquires Product Tanker

G E Shipping

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of a Newbuilding Medium Range Product Tanker “Jag Punit” of about 49,700 dwt. The company had contracted to buy the ship in December 2012. The vessel is built at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Jinhae, Korea


Navig8 Acquires Product Tanker

Photo Courtesy Navig8

Navig8 Product Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of petroleum products, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Experience, a 74,000 DWT LR1 tanker from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd


Navig8 Acquires Two Newbuildings

NAVIG8 Amazonite Photo Navig8

 Navig8 Product Tankers Inc., today announced that it has taken delivery of two further product tankers from its newbuilding program – the Navig8 Symphony, a 110,000 DWT LR2 tanker from Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd


MSC Ships Get Bigger

MSC Divina. Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises, the 4th largest cruise line, confirmed the existing STX France options to build an additional two ships in the Meraviglia class.    The ships, valued by MSC at $1.7 billion, will be longer and bigger versions of the Meraviglia-class ship


MSC Confirms 4 Ship Order From STX France

Cruise ship company MSC Cruises confirmed orders for four ships in a 3-billion-euro ($3.26 billion) deal that will secure thousands of jobs at the STX shipyard in St-Nazaire in the west of France.   "These are the biggest cruise ships yet built by a European operator - each using






 
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