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NORDEN Sells Capesize Vessel

Photo: Dennis Schnell, Bulldog and Partners

NORDEN announced it has agreed to sell Nord Power, a 176,000 tdw Capesize dry cargo vessel built in 2005. The ship will be delivered to its new owners at the beginning of 2016   NORDEN said the sale will entail an accounting loss of $12 million, which will be included in the annual results for 2015. In the long term, NORDEN said it expects to reinvest the proceeds from the sale into additional Supramax or Panamax tonnage, in line with its strategy focusing on these vessel types.   NORDEN’s operating results are developing as expected, and the expectations for the EBIT result before profits from vessel sales for 2015 are maintained. The expectations for the EBIT result including profits from vessel sales are solely adjusted as a result of the vessel sale to $58-78 million, compared to the previous $70-90 million.


TUI AG Eyes Timing on Hapag-Lloyd IPO

BERLIN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - TUI AG is optimistic it will be able to sell its stake in Hapag-Lloyd via an initial public offering of the shipping company, although the market environment is not the best at present, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Hapag-Lloyd is merging with Chilean peer Compania Sud Americana de Vapores but said last week an IPO was not a top priority. "Their motivation to float is huge


Teekay Offshore Partners Reports 4Q and Annual Results

Teekay Offshore Partners reported its fourth quarter and annual results for 2007. Highlights include: - Declared a cash distribution of $8.0 million, or $0.40 per unit, for the fourth quarter, an increase of 3.9% from the prior quarter - Increased quarterly cash distributions by 14.3% since initial public offering in December 2006 - As previously announced, acquired one floating storage and offtake unit from Teekay Corporation in October 2007


NORDEN Sells its Last Capesize Ship

Nord-Energy (Photo: NORDEN)

In line with its dry cargo strategy to focus on Panamax and Supramax vessels, Danish ship owner NORDEN has entered into an agreement to sell its last remaining Capesize vessel Nord-Energy (180,310 dwt. built in 2004). At the same time, the company has agreed to buy a Supramax vessel (58,000 dwt. built in 2010). Both deliveries will take place in the course of the first quarter of 2016.   Following the sale, NORDEN no longer owns Capesize vessels and currently only operates one chartered


Gulf Navigation on Recovery Path

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 Dubai-based shipper Gulf Navigation announced its best annual results for eight years, on account of the improvement in spot tanker rates and the reclassification of liabilities.   In a statement, the company said it had benefitted from ‘strong and consistent financial turnaround and transformation’.   It has reported net annual earnings of AED 136.6m ($37.2m), against AED 20.2m in 2015. Profits for the fourth quarter hit Dh5.4m, compared with Dh4


Strong Results for Skuld on 120th Anniversary

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 Skuld has announces a total combined ratio of 98%, as well as a positive bottom line result of USD 51 million (USD 18 million in 2015 before members' credit) for its 2016 financial year ending 20 February 2017. Gross earned premium in 2016 amounted to USD 403 million.   For the 14th consecutive year Skuld has reported a positive underwriting result. Added to that was a strong 3.4% return on investments, particularly on the equity portfolio towards the end of the policy year.


Wilh. Wilhelmsen Posts Strong Results

The Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) global maritime industry group achieved a net operating income of $85m for the third quarter of 2007. The corresponding figure for the same period of last year was $70m. Operating income totalled $672m in the third quarter, up from $542m for the same period of last year. Profit before taxes was $79m, compared with $12m in the same quarter of last year. Net profit amounted to $76m as against a loss of $3m in 2006.


SPEX Doubles Turnover

Ryan Strachan, CFO at SPEX. The company offers a full turnkey service from concept and modelling to end products.

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, is investing in one of the U.K.’s smartest supercomputers capable of carrying out more than 100 trillion operations per second. The supercomputer, dubbed the Claymore, is being developed in partnership with Dell and ANSYS and can solve problems at least 20 times faster than the industry norm


Port of Cork Reports Growth

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Ireland's Port of Cork’s container terminals at Tivoli and Ringaskiddy showed “exceptional growth” last year, recording a 13% increase on 2013 and handling in excess of 10m tonnes of cargo shows the annual results.  Total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company in 2014 reached a total of 10.1 million tonnes. Following the transfer of Bantry Bay Harbour to the Port of Cork Company in January 2014


Oil Storage at Sea Stalls as Profit Play Fades

Traders are cutting plans to use tankers to store oil at sea as the price incentive recedes, the global head of oil at mining and commodities group Glencore's said on Tuesday.   In January, the price of spot oil was around 50 percent lower than a peak hit in June, enabling traders to potentially make money by storing crude for delivery months down the line, when prices were expected to recover.   Tanker industry sources estimated in late January that the volume of oil booked for


Marshall Islands Extends Electronic Logbook Approval

K-Fleet Logbook (Photo: Kongsberg)

The Maritime Administrator of the Marshall Islands has extended its approval of the K-Fleet Logbook system, enabling more than 4,000 flag state registered vessels to introduce digital reporting for oil record and garbage record logbooks. The approval states that K-Fleet Logbook may now be used to


Small Vessels Boost LPG Freight Rate: Drewry

Graph: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

 Vessel oversupply will persist in the LPG shipping market for the next two years, keeping freight rates under pressure across most size segments. However, the small vessel segment is the only category where fleet growth will be minimal, leading to a recovery in rates


Biofouling Keep Out!

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Biofouling was a backburner issue until 5 March 2017. On that day the Government of New Zealand ordered the bulk carrier DL MARIGOLD out of NZ waters after the vessel’s hull was determined to be excessively fouled with potentially invasive organisms including barnacles and tube worms. 


ICS on CO2 Reduction Objectives

Pic:  UK Chamber of Shipping

 Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), including the UK Chamber, met last week in Istanbul, where they agreed to set new objectives in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from shipping.    The ICS will submit a paper to the IMO Marine Environment Protection


Hapag-Lloyd Says Prospects Buoyed by Rising Freight Rates

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German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd expects increased operating earnings this year, it said on Friday, citing a rise in freight rates as market conditions improve.   The shipping industry has been grappling with a prolonged downturn brought about by overcapacity in a faltering


GasLog Partners buy GasLog Greece

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 Greece-based GasLog Partners LP has reached an agreement to buy 100% of the shares in the entity that owns and charters the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker GasLog Greece from GasLog Ltd.   The aggregate purchase price for the Acquisition will be $219 million


Hapag-Lloyd: Positive Operating Result in a Challenging Environment

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

 Hapag-Lloyd AG remains bullish on the substantial earnings contribution from synergies from CSAV acquisition and OCTAVE cost-cutting programme alongwith further synergies expected due to the merger with UASC.   Hapag-Lloyd closed the 2016 financial year with EBITDA of EUR 607


ABS Leads Industry Discussion on 2020 Sulfur Cap Impact Scenarios

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ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, held its annual National and Regional Committee meetings in London, Copenhagen and Hamburg in mid-March.   “Our committee meetings provide a platform for transparent


Washington Maritime Economy Grows Stronger -Study

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A new report from the Washington Maritime Federation shows strong health of industry, increased average salaries and tremendous opportunity to continue to grow maritime jobs.   The Washington State Maritime Sector Economic Impact Study 2017 Update


DP Conference: Call for Papers

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As the offshore oil and gas industry continues to rebound, so will the demand for dynamic positioning technology and services. The annual Dynamic Positioning Conference provides an annual forum for discussion and for exchange of knowledge, experience


Wilhelmsen Acquires Drew Marine Technical Solutions

Thomas Wilhelmsen (Photo: Wilhelmsen)

The Wilhelmsen group has signed an agreement to acquire the technical solutions business from Drew Marine.   “This acquisition offers a unique opportunity to enhance the scale and geographic reach of our marine products division,” said Wilhelmsen group CEO, Thomas Wilhelmsen.


Maersk to Pay $4 Bln for Hamburg Sud

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The world's biggest container shipping company Maersk Line will pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.02 billion) for its acquisition of smaller German rival Hamburg Sud, it said on Friday.   Combined, the two companies will be able to realise annual operational savings of about $350 million to $400


London P&I Club Reports Increased Free Reserves for 2016/2017

Ian Gooch (Photo:  London P&I Club)

The London P&I Club has issued an advance summary of its result for the 2016/2017 financial year, ahead of the publication of its annual report. The Club recorded an overall surplus of $27.3 million, increasing the free reserve to $188 million.


MOL Group Q1 Shows Robust Earnings Growth

North Sea block. Photo: MOL Group

 MOL Group announced its financial results for Q1 2017 in which all business segments – Upstream, Downstream, Consumer Services, Gas Midstream – managed to increase their contributions compared with the same period of the previous year.  


Strike to Disrupt Operations at Jakarta's Main Port

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A union workers' strike next week is expected to disrupt shipping operations at Jakarta's main port, which handles the bulk of international shipments for Southeast Asia's biggest economy, a labour union official said.   Around 2,000 union members are expected to go on strike from May 15-20






 
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