Revenues Up in Danaos' Latest Financial Report
Greece-based container ship owners, Danaos Corp., reports Q3 & nine months results for period ended September 30, 2012. Highlights for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012: Operating revenues of $156.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $126.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 24.0%. Operating revenues of $437.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $339.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 28.7%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $116.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $86.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 34.8%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $319.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $229.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 38.9%. Adjusted net income of $15.6 million, or $0.14 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $17.6 million, or $0.16 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2011. Adjusted net income1 of $48.8 million, or $0.44 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $45.0 million, or $0.41 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.
Danaos Orders Five Containerships
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced that it has ordered five 12,600 TEU containerships. All five Post Panamax containerships will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and are expected to be delivered to Danaos gradually starting from January until August of 2011. Danaos has also arranged for a large international liner company to charter all these vessels for 12 years each, at accretive rates. The deal increases Danaos’ contracted fleet to 32 vessels with a total carrying
Danaos Secures Charters for Two Containership Orders
Danaos Corporation has secured 18 year bareboat charters for each of two 6,500 TEU containerships. These vessels are part of the recently placed order with Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. and are expected to be delivered to Danaos in 2009 and 2010. Danaos Corporation also announced today that it delivered the bulk carrier Achilleas to Shanghai Time Shipping Co. LTD according to schedule. The delivery of this drybulk vessel to their new owners brought proceeds of $25
Danaos Adds 39th Containership
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced Jan. 6, 2009, that it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Monaco, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 39 containerships aggregating 157,427 TEU. The Zim Monaco has a carrying capacity of 4,253 TEU and was built by Samsung Heavy Industries. It is 853 ft long, 105 ft wide and has a speed of 24.5 knots (about 45 Km/h). The Zim Monaco has already commenced its 12-year time charter at fixed rates immediately upon delivery
VSTEP Delivers FMB Simulator to Danaos
Danaos Corporation purchased a NAUTIS DNV Class A FMB Simulator and Instructor Station for training of its fleet members. The simulator will be delivered and installed by VSTEP at Danaos Shipping Co Ltd. Headquarters in Piraeus, Greece. The simulator purchased by Danaos Corporation included a NAUTIS DNV Class A FMB simulator with 240° horizontal field of view and an Instructor Station. It will be used to train navigation and maneuvering with the container vessels of the
Speedcast, Danaos Partner on Maritime Digitalization
Speedcast International Limited, the provider of remote communication and IT solutions, and Danaos Peripherals announced a strategic alliance agreement under which the two companies will combine maritime communications with advanced application management developed by Danaos. Within 2017, the two companies will jointly release a remote and autonomous IT system on board a vessel, leveraging key technologies such as big data analytics, internet of things (IoT) and cyber security
Danaos Re-charters Norasia Hamburg Ahead of 2008 Redelivery
Danaos Corporation has signed an agreement with the United Arab Shipping Corporation to time charter the 3,908 TEU Norasia-Hamburg for a period of 36 months. During the first 12 months of the charter, the charterer has the option to convert the three year charter to a 5 year charter, at lower rate. The charter will begin as of the date when the current employment of this vessel ends in the first quarter of 2008. The Norasia-Hamburg is currently on time charter with CSAV.
Danaos Corporation Reports Q4 & Full Year Results
Athens, Greece, March 17, 2011 – Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), an international owner of containerships, reported unaudited results for the period ended December 31, 2010. Highlights for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2010: * We took delivery of one 3,400 TEU containership in October 2010, and two more newly built vessels with an aggregate carrying capacity of 13,500 TEU during 2011.
Danaos Corporation Adds Largest Vessels Using New Facility
Athens, Greece, April 6, 2011 - Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on March 10, 2011 and April 6, 2011, it took delivery of two newly built containerships, the Hanjin Germany and the Hanjin Italy, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 53 containerships aggregating 243,529 TEU. The Hanjin Germany and the Hanjin Italy, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co
Danaos Takes Delivery of Fifth New Containership
Greece's Danaos Corporation has completed its new-building program with the delivery of a fifth & final 13,100 TEU vessel Danaos Corporation, containership owners, announced that on June 29, 2012, it took delivery of its fifth and final 13,100 containership, the HYUNDAI AMBITION, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 64 containerships aggregating 363,049 TEU. The HYUNDAI AMBITION, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co
Brookfield Buys Stake in Teekay Offshore
Canadian asset manager Brookfield Business Partners will buy 60 percent of Teekay Offshore Partners, a subsidiary of marine transportation provider Teekay Corp, for about $750 million, Reuters reported quoting company sources. Brookfield said it would invest $610 million to buy the stake in Teekay Offshore and will also acquire a $200 million loan given by Teekay Corp to Teekay Offshore. Teekay Corp in a separate statement said, following the transaction
Mitsui OSK Targets 26% Stake in Swan's Indian LNG Unit
Japan's leading shipper Mitsui OSK Lines aims to buy at least a 26 percent stake in a floating storage regassification unit (FSRU) in India, a company official said, to boost its exposure in the west coast project of Swan Energy. Swan Energy is building a 5 million tonnes a year FSRU and floating storage unit (FSU) at Jafrabad in western Gujarat state, with Mitsui awarded a long-term contract for operation and maintenance services.
U.S. GoM Energy Producers Evacuating Ahead of T/S Nate
Oil and natural gas producers began evacuating staff at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms on Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, the second storm in as many months to threaten Gulf Coast oil and refining facilities. Nate, which has already killed three people in Costa Rica, according to local authorities, is forecast to scrape past Honduras and Mexico, enter the Gulf and strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall early on Sunday in Louisiana, near several major refineries.
IOC to Lift U.S. Crude for December Delivery
Indian Oil Corp, the country's largest refiner, has bought two new types of U.S. crude for December delivery as it tests different grades from the United States, trade sources said on Tuesday. IOC bought 1 million barrels each of U.S. Southern Green Canyon (SGC) and WTI Midland crude likely from a Chinese trader, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The purchase was in addition to 2 million barrels of Basra Light crude to be delivered in the same month.
France Mulls Majority Stake in STX Yard
France could take a majority stake in the French subsidiary of struggling South Korean shipyard group STX Corp, French daily Liberation said on Monday, citing unnamed sources at the finance ministry. The French state holds a 33 percent minority stake in STX France, which runs naval shipyards in Saint Nazaire on the west coast. Loss-making STX Corp is in administration. "All options are on the table. The government could increase its stake, alone or not
DCNS Mulls Buying Stake in STX France
The head of the French state-controlled naval defence group DCNS said on Wednesday it was "closely studying" a possible stake purchase in STX France, a shipyard subsidiary of the struggling South Korean conglomerate STX Corp. Herve Guillou said DCNS was not however looking at the option of taking a majority stake. The French state holds a 33 percent minority stake in STX France, which runs naval shipyards in Saint-Nazaire on the west coast
Danaos Receives Notice of Hanjin Entering into Court Receivership
Danaos Corporation, one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, today received notice that Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. (Hanjin) has filed for receivership with the Seoul Central District Court and requested that the court freeze its assets. Danaos currently charters eight of its vessels to Hanjin on long term, fixed rate time charters. The time charters associated with these vessels represent approximately $560 million of Danaos' $2
Yang Ming May Merge with Port
Taiwanese container carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp should merge with state-owned port company Taiwan International Port Corp. (TIPC), report local media quoting a member of Taiwan's parliament. Legislator Chen Ou-po of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) proposed that Yang Ming, which is 33% government-owned, can merge with state-owned TIPC, Taipei Times reported. Taiwan’s ministry of transportation and communications is working on the possibility of
No Operating Income from Hanjin Vessels: Danaos Corporation
Danaos Corporation reports its results for the third quarter of 2016 in the aftermath of the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, one of Danaos' large customers. Danaos' CEO Dr. John Coustas says: "As a result of the bankruptcy, we did not recognize any operating revenues for the vessels that had been chartered to Hanjin during the quarter. This reduced our operating revenues by $24.8 million and was the main contributor to the $21 million reduction in our adjusted net
China COSCO Shipping Buys Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank
Australia & New Zealand Banking Corp (ANZ) has agreed to sell its 20 percent stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank (SRCB) for US$1.33bn. China Cosco Shipping Corp and Shanghai Sino-Poland Enterprise Management Development Corp had each agreed to acquire 10 percent of SRCB. The sale comes as the bank moves to shrink its business and scale back its presence in the region. ANZ said the sale will not have a meaningful impact on its balance sheet
Tata to Invest in Swan LNG Project
Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd (TRIL) is taking 10 percent stake in a Rs. 5,900 crore ($867 mln) floating LNG import terminal being set up by Nikhil Merchant led Swan Energy in Gujarat. This will be the first investment by Tata Group in gas business. And this is the first investment decision since N Chandrasekaran named as the Tata Group chief. TRIL was established in 2007 to pursue opportunities in the real estate and infrastructure sectors
COSCO Shipping Denies OOCL Bid Reports
Rumors that COSCO Shipping Corp plans to bid for Hong Kong's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) are incorrect, a spokeswoman for the Chinese shipping giant said on Friday. "We deny these rumors," she told Reuters. On Wednesday, the Caixin newspaper reported that the company would participate in bidding for the unit of Orient Overseas International Ltd, alongside Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp and France's CMA CGM.
SM Group Mulls More Takeovers
South Korea’s Samra Midas Group (SM Group) said that it is looking to acquire some overseas shippers, among other businesses in an effort to expand its foothold in the maritime sector, Yonhap News Agency cited one of the company’s officials. SM Chairman Woo told Oh-heun to "get the reputation of Hanjin Shipping back" and was ready to "take over both foreign shipping companies and expand into foreign markets."
Cosco Delays Delivery of Jack-up Rigs for Northern
Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard, subsidiary of Cosco Shipyard Group, has reached an agreement with Bermuda-based rig owner Northern Offshore to further delay the delivery dates of two jack-up drilling rigs amid challenging offshore drilling market. Dalian shipyard received an order for two LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up drilling rigs in November 2013 and the plan was to deliver the rigs in 1H2016 and 2H2016, respectively.
COSCO Singapore Wins FSRU Deal
Cosco (Qidong) Shipyard Co, a subsidiary of Cosco Corp's 51 per cent subsidiary Cosco Shipyard Group Co, has entered into an agreement with a European buyer for the construction of the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) module. Cosco Corp did not identify the European buyer. COSCO Qidong and the European buyer have agreed to keep the contract prices confidential. Delivery of the module is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.