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Bourbon 2009 Financial Results

For 2009, Bourbon reported robust earnings driven by the growth of the Offshore Division. EBITDA excluding capital gains was up 9.4%. “The 2009 results illustrate the good increase of the offshore activity due to the growth of the fleet and to its utilization rate, which remains high despite the market downturn during the year,” said Jacques de Chateauvieux, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Bourbon. “Net income group share reached a satisfactory level compared with 2008, when capital gains on sales of vessels and sales on equity interests were recorded.” Revenue growth for the year reflected two contrasting changes: - The strong growth in Offshore Division revenues (+20.5%), helped in particular by favorable exchange rates. - The sharp decline in Bulk Division revenues, due to the change in charter rates. Excluding capital gains, gross operating income (EBITDA) reached €346.3 million for the year, i.e. an increase of 9.4% for the group. The EBITDA of the Offshore Division alone grew by €70.8 million i.e. plus 29.4%. Gross operating income (EBITDA) was nearly stable at €347.5 million after taking into account very high capital gains recorded in 2008. Operating income came to €213.1 million, down 10.9% compared with 2008 when the Bulk Division posted a historically high performance essentially attributable to capital gains on sales

Bourbon 2009 Financial Results

For 2009, Bourbon reported robust earnings driven by the growth of the Offshore Division. EBITDA excluding capital gains was up 9.4%. “The 2009 results illustrate the good increase of the offshore activity due to the growth of the fleet and to its utilization rate, which remains high despite the market downturn during the year,” said Jacques de Chateauvieux, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Bourbon

Japanese Yards Form Alliance

Three major Japanese shipbuilders are forming an alliance on commercial vessels and ocean engineering to survive competition with South Korean shipyards. The three firms -- Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd will cooperate on joint procurement of materials and design skills for building commercial vessels, aiming to cut production costs. They will decide in one or two years whether to spin off their divisions for

CMB Continues Fleet Rejuvenation

CMB confirmed that its subsidiary, Bocimar and Wah Kwong, have sold the panamax vessel Yasmine Venture (2006 - 73,546 dwt) - ordered in joint venture in 2003 from Jiangnan (China) - to Diana Shipping. The net sale price amounts to $39.6 million, and CMB will realize a capital gain of approximately $5.5 million on this sale. Also, Bocimar and Oak Maritime have concluded an agreement with Chang Myung Shipping (Korea) for the sale of the joint venture vessel Mineral Oak (1996 - 165,693 dwt).

Bourbon Achieves $770m USD in Vessel Sales in 2013

Photo:  Bourbon

In line with its strategy, BOURBON achieves US$ 770 million of vessel sales in 2013. Bourbon has sold 12 additional vessels to ICBC Financial Leasing for US$ 378 million and concluded a new sale and bareboat charter agreement with Standard Chartered Bank for US$ 150 million. They also announced the transfer of ownership of 12 vessels to the Chinese company ICBC Financial Leasing ("ICBCL") for a total value of approximately US$ 378 million

Knight & Carver Promotes LoCoco to VP

Knight & Carver YachtCenter has promoted Giovanni LoCoco to the newly created position of Vice President/Operations. The announcement was made by Sampson A. Brown, the boat-building company’s president/chief executive officer. LoCoco, who has been with Knight & Carver for 19 years, now oversees all three divisions – new-vessel construction, vessel repair/refits/repowers and wind-turbine blade manufacture and repair. A native San Diegan, Mr

TEN Sells Aframax Tanker Opal Queen

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE: TNP) today announced the sale of the 2001-built aframax tanker Opal Queen to an international operator. The delivery of the vessel to its new owners is expected to take place in February 2011. The capital gain from this sale will be recorded in the first quarter of 2011 while the free cash to be generated will be used for future vessel opportunities. "A young fleet profile and healthy cash reserves to pursue our growth strategy and meet our

Scorpio Tankers Sell One Accept New One

Scorpio Tankers Inc. announce sale of the 'STI Diamond', accept delivery of newbuild 'STI Topaz'. The Company completed the sale of the 'STI Diamond' and sale of a second vessel, the STI Coral, is expected to be completed in September 2012. Scorpio took delivery of the STI Topaz, the second of ten vessels scheduled for delivery under its newbuilding program. Upon delivery, the vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at $16

TEN Announces Sale of the Panamax Bregen

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the sale of the 1989-built double hull Panamax tanker Bregen. Following the sale of 1987-built Crux and 1988- built Libra during the third quarter of 2006, the sale of the Bregen represents the disposition of the last remaining 1980's built tanker in the Company's fleet. The vessel will be delivered to its] new owners in the first quarter of 2007, and as a result of the sale, TEN] will recognize a capital gain of $5 million at that time.

Blue Star Maritime to Sell Catamaran

Greece's Blue Star Maritime SA said it signed an agreement to sell its catamaran Seajet 2 for $3.6M to the Sea Jet II Shipping Co The delivery of the vessel is expected to take place by the end of March. Part of the sale price will be paid when the vessel is delivered, while the credited amount of $3M will be paid in monthly instalments until September 2006. Blue Star said the vessel sale is part of its policy to focus on the operation of fast, modern, conventional vessels.

Hempel at 'Danish Maritime Days' in Copenhagen

Present and long-term challenges for the global maritime industry and corresponding solutions are on the agenda when ministers, top executives and experts meet in Copenhagen for the Danish Maritime Forum on 7-8 October 2015

  Hempel will take part in the Danish Maritime Days (DMD) event next week and make presentations at the DMD Technical Conference, which is being held in cooperation with Danish Maritime, on the 7 & 8 October. Fouling Control Marketing Manager, Claes Skat-Roerdam

MN 100: FloScan Instruments, Inc.

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The Company: FloScan is a Seattle-based corporation that designs and manufactures its products in the United States. With worldwide sales at an all-time high, FloScan Fuel Monitoring Systems are in use on a wide range of diesel powered commercial vessels on every continent including ocean-going

Recent Vessel Sales - September 2015

Vessel sales for September 2015 (as of October 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built - (Age) - Price in Millions USD   Bulk Carriers 9/16 - VAN ORCHID - 28,341 - 09 - (6) - $10

Damen's Third Ferry for South Korea

Damen Fast Ferry Daezer Shipping - Sunrise

  All good things come in threes as Damen delivers the third vessel of the year, from the Damen Fast Ferry (DFFe) series to South Korean operators. Having already delivered the SeaStar 5 to existing customer Seaspovill earlier this year

AEP to Sell AEP River Ops To ACL

An AEP river tow (File image)

American Electric Power (AEP) has signed an agreement to sell its commercial barge transportation subsidiary, AEP River Operations LLC, to American Commercial Lines (ACL), owned by Platinum Equity, for approximately $550 million. AEP River Operations is a commercial inland barge company

Flynn Refrigeration Secures Deals with Solstad

Normand Installer (Photo: Flynn Refrigeration)

Merseyside refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist Flynn Refrigeration has landed a fresh series of deals with Norwegian shipping company Solstad   The Birkenhead-based firm announced it has secured contracts to supply the Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer vessels with Bitzer

Hapag-Lloyd in US$500 mln IPO

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

 German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd is looking to sell shares for a total US$500 million, and will seek listings in Hamburg and Frankfurt before the end of 2015.   Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that it is preparing for a US500 million initial public offering (IPO) this year

MN 100: Freedman Seating Company

President/CEO: Craig Freedman

The Company: Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies over 120 years ago. A century later, Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business, producing seats to the highest quality standards, compliant to applicable safety standards

Heavy-lift Ship Transporting 22 Vessels from Asia to Rotterdam

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Press release - The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month

United Technologies: Joint Maritime Approach

Bart Otten

Maritime Reporter talks with Bart Otten, President, United Technologies Corporation Fire & Security EMEA, at this year’s biggest maritime trade show, the Nor-Shipping Exhibition, regarding the company’s Joint Maritime Approach.

US to Sell Offshore Leases for New Jersey Wind Farms

Interior to auction 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for wind energy development; 13 energy companies qualified to bid in lease sale   As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to develop domestic clean energy resources, cut carbon pollution and create American jobs, U.S

Scorpio Tankers to Sell Assets, Upsize Credit Facility

Press release - Scorpio Tankers announced an agreement to sell STI Highlander, newbuilding vessel deliveries, and the upsizing of a previously announced credit facility. The company reached an agreement to sell its 2007-built Handymax product tanker, STI Highlander, for approximately $19

VFD Controlled Pumps Help Keep Barges Afloat

Photo: Invertek Drives

Optidrive E3 variable frequency drives (VFDs) from Invertek Drives have completely automated the control of pumps used to fill and empty ballast tanks on board commercial barges in the Netherlands.   As well as a faster and more reliable filling and emptying process

Egypt to Buy French Warships Initially Built for Russia

France has agreed to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt for 950 million euros ($1.06 billion) after their sale to Russia was canceled in August, French officials said on Wednesday. Cairo has sought to boost its military power in the face of a two-year insurgency based across the Suez

Hollande, Sissi Agree on Mistral Warships Deal

French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi have agreed on the purchase by Egypt of the two French Mistral helicopter carriers whose planned sale to Russia was cancelled. "They agreed on the principle and the terms of the acquisition by Egypt of

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