BC Ferries Announces 3Q Results

Wednesday, March 01, 2006
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) announced its third quarter results for fiscal 2005/06 with a net loss of $0.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2005, compared to a net loss of $4.2 million in the same quarter last year. Due to the seasonality of ferry travel, BC Ferries generates higher net earnings in the spring and summer quarters, which are subsequently reduced by net losses in the last two quarters of its fiscal year. “The seasonal downturn in traffic allows us to facilitate extensive vessel maintenance and terminal improvements throughout the fleet,” said BC Ferries’ President & CEO David L. Hahn. “Investing in our infrastructure to ensure the safety and reliability of our operations continues to be a priority. In this fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2006, 28 of our vessels will undergo refit.” Third quarter consolidated operating revenues of $126.0 million compare with operating revenues of $122.7 million for the same period last year. Revenues for the nine months ended December 31, 2005, increased $11.9 million over the same period last year. This contributed to net earnings of $74.7 million, an increase of $3.6 million over the equivalent period in 2004. Despite the introduction of fuel surcharges enabled by the BC Ferry Commissioner, the deferred fuel cost accounts maintained by BC Ferries increased by $4.1 million during this three month period to a total of $20.6 million, as a result of the continuing high cost of fuel. For the nine months ended December 31, 2005, BC Ferries spent $53.0 million maintaining its fleet and facilities. During the same period, BC Ferries invested $75.2 million in infrastructure improvements, including $41.5 million in vessel upgrades and modifications, $20.8 million in marine structures and $6.6 million in terminal and structural upgrades.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

HHI Launches Korea’s Second Minelayer

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched the second minelayer, MLS-II Nampo, for the Korean Navy.   In attendance at the MLS-II launching ceremony were Baek Seung-joo,

Philippine, Vietnamese Troops Together on Disputed Island

Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two

Hundreds Rally in Myanmar over "boat people" Crisis

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country's treatment of stateless Rohingya Muslims.

Finance

AAPA Applauds Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Legislation

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015),

Port of Duluth Intermodal Project Underway

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator, Chip Jaenichen, today joined Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Congressman Rick Nolan, Duluth Mayor Don Ness,

Chile Exporters Fret as Customs Strike Continues

A customs strike in Chile that began last week has started to affect exports and imports, although miners in the top copper producer said this week they have not yet been significantly impacted.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3309 sec (3 req/sec)