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Carnival Ratings Cut

Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, Salomon Smith Barney and Credit Suisse First Boston have all cut their ratings for top cruise group Carnival Corp. Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and Credit Suisse First Boston downgraded the company to buy from strong buy while Salomon Smith Barney cut ratings to outperform from buy.The downgrades follow Carnival's announcement that second-quarter earnings look weak, in part due to higher fuel costs. First-quarter earnings were in line with Wall Street estimates.


ENSCO 3Q Earnings Hit By Gulf Downturn

ENSCO International Incorporated expects that its third quarter earnings per share will be in the range of $.38 to $.42, and that its fourth quarter earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $.25 to $.30. This trend in results is due primarily to a decline in Gulf of Mexico drilling activity. The company also announced that one of its subsidiaries has received notice of Chevron's intent to effect early termination of the ENSCO I


Newport news to Record Second quarter Gains

Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. reportedly increased its second quarter earnings estimates by about 40 cents per share on stronger margins in its core business and $25 million in one-time pre-tax gains.


Rowan Revises 3Q Business Outlook

With softness in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. apparently on the brink of war, Bob Palmer, Chairman and CEO of Rowan, said, "July earnings were better than expected and, through August, financial results were about as forecast. However, the outlook for September requires that we revise downward our 'best guess' for third quarter earnings to a range of 20-25 cents per share. "Rowan's offshore rig utilization for the third quarter is currently estimated to be 70%


Tidewater Reports 1Q Earnings

Tidewater Inc. has announced first quarter net earnings for the period ended June 30, 2011, of $24.6 million, or $0.48 per share, on revenues of $254.6 million. For the same quarter last year, net earnings were $39.8 million, or $0.77 per share, on revenues of $262.5 million. The immediately preceding quarter ended March 31, 2011, had net earnings of $12 million, or $0.23 per common share, on revenues of $254 million. Included in net earnings for the March 31, 2011 quarter were:


Tankship Operators Frontline Warn of Restructuring

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Oil tanker firm Frontline reported first quarter earnings below expectations on Tuesday and said that unless markets improve, it may need to restructure to repay debt. Frontline, the tanker arm of shipping tycoon John Fredriksen, said it made a net loss of $12.1 million in the first quarter, trailing expectations for a $4 million loss in a Reuters poll of analysts. (By Balazs Koranyi)  


Royal Caribbean to Purchase Pullmantur

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced its agreement to purchase Pullmantur S.A., a Madrid-based cruise and tour operator. Royal Caribbean expects the acquisition to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2006, subject to regulatory approvals. Pullmantur, formed in 1971, is the largest cruise operator in Spain. It has two primary business interests: cruises and tour operations. Its cruise division consists of five ships operating in Europe and Latin America


DH Tankers Earnings Rise

Double Hull Tankers Inc., which owns and operates a fleet of crude oil tankers, said Wednesday its second-quarter earnings rose 11 percent on strong charter rates and continued demand for its vessels. The company earned $7.4m, or 25 cents per share, compared with $6.7m, or 22 cents per share in the second quarter of 2006. Shipping revenues - or revenue less voyage expenses, a performance indicator for shipping companies - increased 7 percent to $20.7 million, from $19


Maritrans Reports Results for Quarter

Maritrans Inc. reported its net income for the third quarter 2001 and announced an early pay-down of its long-term debt. Maritrans also commented on estimated 2001 and 2002 earnings, reported on the status of its stock buy-back program and announced an investor teleconference whereby management would be available to further comment on the issues. Maritrans Inc. reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2001, of $1.4 million, or $.14 diluted earnings per share, on


Golden Ocean Sees Dry Bulk Market Upswing

Reuters - Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported fourth-quarter earnings broadly in line with expectations on Tuesday and said it expects the market to continue recovering as Chinese demand remains strong. Golden Ocean, part of shipping tycoon John Fredriksen's business empire, said its operating profit rose percent to $21.9 million, just ahead of expectations for $21 million. (Reporting by Balazs Koranyi)


Seadrill Names Dibowitz CEO

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Oslo-listed rig firm Seadrill named a new chief executive from within its own ranks on Wednesday and said its talks to restructure $14 billion of debt and liabilities had reached an advanced stage.   Once the world's most valuable rig firm


BW Offshore CEO Sees Signs of Recovery

Carl Arnet (Photo: BW Offshore)

BW Offshore, which delivers floating production services to the oil and gas industry, sees signs of an improved market.   "It's still early days but we definitely see a pick-up in discussions and tendering activity," CEO Carl Arnet said during the firm's first-quarter earnings


Kirby Corp Acquires Stewart & Stevenson

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Houston based tank barge operator Kirby Corporation said it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets and businesses of Stewart & Stevenson LLC for approximately $710 million. The agreement was signed on June 13 by the companies’ executive chairmen, Joseph H


Aker BP Ups 2017 Output View

Oil firm Aker BP, the second-largest operator of oil and gas platforms off Norway, raised its 2017 output guidance and lowered its production cost outlook as it posted second-quarter earnings roughly in line on Friday.   The company is the result of a merger between the Norwegian business


Dynagas 2Q Results Upbeat

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 The financial results of Greece-based Dynagas LNG Partners LP (DLNG) for Q2 beat Wall Street expectations.    The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. It has profit of 43 cents per share


Saudi Shipper Bahri Q3 Net Profit Falls

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a 37.6 percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Monday. The company's net profit for the three months to Sept. 30 was 318.4 million riyals ($84.92 million), down from 510


Korea's Top 3 Shipbuilders' Shaky Performance

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 The value of contracts signed by Korea's big-three shipbuilders— Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries — fell far behind the amount they projected for this year, reports The Korea Herald.  


Hyundai Heavy Turns to Black in Q3

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 South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries emerged from the third quarter with a black bottom line, although with a smaller profit than in the previous quarter, thanks in part to reduced costs and improvement in its non-shipbuilding business.  


Dynagas LNG Q3 Results

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 Dynagas LNG Partners LP (DLNG) has reported third-quarter profit of $17.3 million.     On a per-share basis, the company said it had net income of 44 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 49 cents per share.  


Frontline Sees Strong Start to 2017

Crude tanker operator Frontline expects strong demand for its vessels at the start of 2017 and could benefit from oil producers' pact to cut output if it forces Asian buyers to go further afield for supplies, its chief executive said. Spot rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) have


Navios Maritime Midstream Posts 4Q Profit

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 Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NAP), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $6 million. On a per-share basis, the company has a net income of 28 cents.   The operator of contracted crude oil tankers posted revenue of $22


Marine Business Helps Power GD Forward

On Wednesday, January 25, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), began construction on a fifth ship for the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. (Image: General Dynamics NASSCO/USN)

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) reported fourth-quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of $807 million, a 5.6 percent increase over fourth-quarter 2015, on revenue of $8.2 billion. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $2.62 compared to $2.40 in the year-ago quarter, a 9


Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Uncertain on Tonnage Woes

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MidEast tanker rates fall to $22,000 a day, below breakeven; 52 VLCCs to be delivered this year, highest since 2011.   Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which fell to four-month lows this week, face an uncertain direction next week as refinery maintenance and excess


Hapag-Lloyd Projects Higher FY '17 Earnings

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CEO sees closer supply-demand balance in shipping market; higher earnings forecasts upheld after wider net loss.   German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd on Friday said it should achieve higher earnings this year, based on expectations for a moderate increase in freight rates and cost


CMA CGM Posts Higher Q1 Profits

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Container shipping line CMA CGM posted higher first-quarter profits, helped by a turnaround at recently acquired NOL, and gave an upbeat assessment for the current quarter in another sign that the shipping industry is emerging from a slump.  






 
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