KICT Welcomes MSC MEL 1 Service First Call
MSC Lana Voy-JA618R made its inaugural call at Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT), marking the launch of a new Middle East Loop 1 (MEL 1) Service. To mark the event, KICT held a maiden voyage ceremony, attended by Mr Keith Lau, Chief Executive Officer of KICT along with senior representatives of MSC Agency Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, importers and exporters using this MEL 1 service and KICT staff.
ExxonMobil 1Q Profits Plunge 63%
* Earnings of $1.8 billion decreased 63 percent from the first quarter of 2015. * Earnings per share were $0.43 assuming dilution. * Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $5 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $177 million. * Capital and exploration expenditures were $5.1 billion, down 33 percent from the first quarter of 2015. * Oil equivalent production increased 1.8 percent from the first quarter of 2015, with liquids up 11.5 percent and gas down 9.3 percent.
Cory Brothers Opens in Amsterdam Port
Cory Brothers Shipping Agency is delighted to announce the opening of Cory Brothers (The Netherlands) BV, in the port of Amsterdam, servicing the ARA range. The new company commences operations on the 1st May 2016 and compliments the groups recent office openings in Houston and Atlanta in the USA, strengthening the Cory Brothers global brand. Cory Brothers (The Netherlands) BV will be heavily involved in Oil…
Lerwick Harbor sees Seasonal Boost
The opening of the offshore season in northern waters has seen specialist oil industry vessels return to Lerwick Harbor during April to support subsea development projects. This month has also brought the first cruise ship of the year to the Shetland port for what promises to be a record-breaking cruise season. Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive, Sandra Laurenson, commented: “The positive signs are encouraging, after a fall in traffic during the first quarter.
Blacklisted Tanker Returns to Libya's Zawiya Port
A tanker that Libya's rival eastern government had been using to try to export oil in defiance of the Western-backed administration in Tripoli returned to the country on Saturday, after it was blacklisted by the United Nations, the state oil company said. The eastern government's parallel oil company had hoped to sell the cargo of 650,000 barrels, but the United Nations measure required states to ban it from entering any port.
Oil Price Bottoming Depends on Global Growth - IEA chief
International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol said on Sunday that oil prices may have bottomed but that would depend on global economic growth. Asked if oil prices had reached a bottom, Birol told Reuters: "It may well be the case, but it depends on economic growth." He expected global oil demand to grow by 1.2 million barrels per day this year while non-OPEC oil production would fall by more than 700,000 bpd. (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)