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Costamare Q4 & Year End Report

Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE), an international owner of containerships, reported unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2010.    Highlights Voyage revenues of $85.7 million and $353.2 million for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2010, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA of $56.2 million and $223.6 million for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2010, respectively. Net income of $11.8 million or $0.21 per share and $81.2 million or $1.65 per share for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2010, respectively. Adjusted Net Income of $18.0 million or $0.33 per share and $73.8 million or $1.50 per share for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2010, respectively. Finalized the financing arrangements for the three newbuilding contracts which were identified in the Initial Public Offering prospectus in November 2010. The containerships, each with a capacity of approximately 9,000 TEU, will be constructed by Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. for a contract price of $95.1 million per vessel and are scheduled to be delivered between November 2013 and January 2014. We have entered into time charter agreements with MSC for the employment of each vessel immediately upon delivery, for a duration of ten years at a daily charter rate of $43,000.

Diana Containerships Post Q4 2013 Loss But Pays Dividend

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Greece-based container ship owners, Diana Containerships Inc. in financial results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2013 report a net loss of $19.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $0.3 million for the respective period of 2012. The Company explains that the loss for the fourth quarter was mainly the result of $9.7 million of impairment charges for the vessel Sardonyx

Chevron Clarifies Deepwater GOM Production

Chevron Corp. clarified the production rate for Genesis, a deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico, which was reported in the corporation's quarterly earnings release. The 1999 year-end gross oil-equivalent production from Genesis, operated and 57-percent owned by Chevron, was 47,000 bpd. The 63,000 bpd reported for Genesis was the peak production rate for a period during the fourth quarter, not the year-end level. The gross oil-equivalent production from the 40 percent-owned Gemini project

Lighthouse Fast Ferry Reports Record Results

Lighthouse Fast Ferry, Inc. reported record sales results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2001. For the year-ended December 31, 2001, total revenue increased 10% to a record $4.4 million from $4.1 million for the prior-year period in 2000. Passenger ticket sales jumped nearly 16% to $3.9 million from $3.4 million in the prior-year period, reflecting increased rider-ship at the company's Highlands, New Jersey site, where total annual rider-ship rose 6% to 297

Japan LNG Imports Hit Record Levels

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Japan imported record volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and thermal coal in the fiscal year ended in March, as the country's  shutdowns of nuclear stations since the Fukushima disaster in 2011 forced utilities to burn more fossil fuels to generate power. Japan, the world's biggest LNG buyer, imported 87.73 million tonnes of the fuel in the year to March 2014, up 1 percent from the previous high a year ago, helping rack up a record trade deficit of 13.75 trillion yen ($134

Stolt Comex Reports Results

Subsea contractor Stolt Comex Seaway S.A. reported results for the fourth quarter and the year ended Nov. 30, 1999. Net loss for the latest quarter was $1.5 million, on net operating revenue of $149.4 million, compared with net income of $9.6 million, on net operating revenue of $223.9 million for the same period last year. Net income for the year ended Nov. 30, 1999 was $16.2 million, on net operating revenue of $640.7 million, compared with a net income of $57

Rolls-Royce Releases Interim Management Statement


  As announced on 5 November, Rolls-Royce has accelerated its cost reduction efforts and outlined additional restructuring charges that will reduce the expected underlying profit in 2014 and 2015 by around £60m in both years, subject to employee consultation.  Excluding these charges, our guidance is unchanged for 2014, 2015 and the medium-term outlook, as outlined on 17 October.   The sale of Energy gas turbines and compressor business to Siemens is expected to

Safe Bulkers to Amend Loan Pact with RBS

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 Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services,  has agreed with the Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) to amend certain financial covenants and terms to an existing term loan facility with an outstanding balance of US $73.4 million.    Following this amendment the term loan facility contains the following: The total consolidated liabilities of the Company divided by its total consolidated assets charter inclusive must not exceed

Mitsui O.S.K. Raises Profit Forecast

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Japan's second-largest shipping company by sales, raised its full-year profit forecast as higher demand for transporting iron ore and other bulk commodities drove up prices for shipping goods. Mitsui O.S.K. expects net income of $1.8 b in the year ending March 31, compared with a previous forecast of 185 billion yen. The Tokyo-based shipping line's profit in the three months ended Dec. 31 rose to 58.9 billion yen from 39

MC Shipping Announces Year End Results

MC Shipping Inc. said net income for the year ended December 31, 2003 was a record $3,091,155 or $0.37 per share, compared to a net income of $2,241,906 or $0.27 per share in 2002. The Company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were approximately $20.1 million and the ratio of EBITDA to interest expense was approximately 4.1 for the year ended December 31, 2003. In 2002, EBITDA was approximately $20

Hanjin Shipping to Lay Off U.S. Staff

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 South Korean liner carrier Hanjin Shipping has announced job cuts in the U.S., but says the move is not connected to its failure and filing for bankruptcy protection, says a report in Bloomberg.   Hanjin will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States

Mitsubishi Plans to Shrink Ship Building Operations

Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) Photo Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Ocean Development

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is planning to stop taking new orders for large passenger ships, downsizing its shipbuilding operations due to a slump in orders, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. The plans by Japan's fourth-largest shipbuilder come as new shipbuilding orders have

Kawasaki May Quit Shipbuilding

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Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries said it would consider a drastic revision of its shipbuilding, and has even indicated that it may pull out of its shipbuilding business due to its worsening profitability, reports Reuters. Kawasaki Shipbuilding revised its profit outlook lower for the business

Damen to Launch Composite Water Bus

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Damen said it is set to launch its first composite Water Bus as the prototype undergoes sea trials in the next few weeks.   According to the shipbuilder, the new vessel offers reduced fuel consumption, less maintenance, no corrosion or fatigue problems and is very robust

S.Korea: Hanjin Cash, Parent Support Should Cover Offloading Fees

A Hanjin Boxship underway (File image: Hanjin)

Cash from top shareholder, executives should cover offload costs. South Korea's government said cash held by Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd and funds pledged by its parent group should meet the costs of unloading some $14 billion in cargo stranded on vessels operated by the troubled container line.

Hanjin Says US-bound Ship is Being Held 'Hostage'

A lawyer for Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd , the failed South Korean container carrier, said on Thursday a U.S.-bound vessel was held "hostage" by disputes over payments, adding to the struggles in getting $14 billion of cargo off its ships stranded at sea.  

Wilhelmsen and Wallenius to Merge

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Wilhelmsen and Wallenius have signed a letter of intent to establish a new ownership structure for their jointly owned investments. The new entity, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA, will form a more efficient management structure and enable further synergies between the joint ventures.

ABS Launches Guide for Container Shippers

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Class Society builds on long history of developing tools to drive optimization, compliance and safety in the containership sector. ABS released two new tools specifically focused on assisting the containership sector with pressing operational challenges

Japanese Shippers Trim Fleets

Photo: NYK Lines

 The three big Japanese marine transport firms -  Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Lines), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Kawasaki Kisen - are decreasing the number of containerships and bulk carriers in their fleets by 10%, reports Nikkei.  

Sovcomflot Profits slip

Projects - The company services large-scale energy projects in Russia and abroad, including Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Prirazlomnoye, Varandey, Tangguh and Peregrino.

Reviewing the company’s financial and operating results for the first half year ended 30 June 2016, on 23 August 2016, the Executive Board of PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”) noted that despite a tanker market downturn, the company was able to demonstrate strong performance and

New Container Equipment Prices to Fall to Record Lows

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 Cheaper production and material costs as well as weaker demand has driven the price of new container equipment down to record lows and is forecast to fall  further during 2016, according to the latest edition of the Container Census report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry

Is DSME Facing Delisting?

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 South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME),  faced with risks of being delisted from the stock market due to capital erosion, is seeking measures for survival, says a report in Korea Times.   DSME has fallen into the state of complete capital impairment

SC Ports Posts Earnings of $39 Mln

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Today South Carolina Ports Authority reported 2016 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $39 million, revenues of $211 million and operating expenses of $172 million.   "The Port closed the FY2016 books with solid financials, reflecting our commitment to achieving the necessary

Otto Marine Launches Second Arbitration Proceedings

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 Singapore-based offshore marine group Otto Marine, which is in the midst of a takeover offer by its chairman, has taken a second legal action against payment default, reports Strait Times.    Otto Marine said it has commenced arbitration proceedings against Vettal Mega Services

MISC Reports Higher Profit Despite Revenue Loss


* Group revenue for the quarter and the 6 months period ended 30 June 2016, were lower than the corresponding quarter and 6 months period ended 30 June 2015.   * Group profit before tax for the quarter and the 6 months period ended 30 June 2016

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