New Cruise Ship to Ply Yangtze River
According to a report on www.chinadaily.com.cn, a new cruise ship will soon set sail to the Yangtze River's Three Gorges Dam. The "Yangtze River No. 2," a 139-m, six-storey cruise ship, will embark on its maiden voyage from the southwestern Chongqing Municipality to the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei's Yichang City on August 29, www.chinadaily.com.cn reported, citing an official of Changjiang (Yangtze) Cruise Overseas Travel Co., the operator of the ship. Yangtze River No. 2, the third luxury cruise ship to set sail this year, is dubbed the largest river cruise ship. It can accommodate up to 452 people and has a swimming pool, a theater as well as luxury suites equivalent to a five-star hotel. Last year, a reported record of 310,000 people toured the Yangtze on luxury cruise ships, with projections of 450,000 to set sail this year. (Source: www.chinadaily.com.cn)
Royal Caribbean Sees Record Revenues
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2005 of $3.6 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $25.8 million, or $0.13 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2004. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.7% to $1 billion from revenues of $964.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Gross Yields and Net Yields for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 6.1% and 8.2%, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2004
Port of Le Havre Reports Record Year for Containers
A strong flow of container traffic at the Port of Le Havre in 2002 was responsible for a new record of 20 million metric tons (MT) in the category of general cargo for both import and export, an increase of more than 2 MT from 2001, according to the preliminary results for 2002 released by the port authority. Container tonnage increased to 16.8 MT, up 15.1 percent from 2001. Le Havre handled 1.72 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2002 – nearly 200
BV Reports Record-Breaking Year
International classification society Bureau Veritas reported arecord-breaking year, with a sustained growth of fifteen percent in net sales to the end of June, 2006. Speaking at the tenth annual Bureau Veritas Beaujolais Nouveau reception at Trinity House in London on November 16, BV marine division managing director Bernard Anne said, “Our group is doubling in size every five years, and I am confident we will reach over $2.2b in turnover by the end of the year.
Manitowoc Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. has reported record sales, cash from operations, and net debt reduction for the full year 2003. For the fourth quarter, the company reported net sales of $395.9 million, increasing from $386.0 million during the same period last year. Including special charges, the company reported a net loss of $5.5 million, or $0.21 per diluted share for the quarter, compared with a net loss of $25.1 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, in
NOL Reports $208m Year-On-Year Improvement
Group’s 4Q 2012 performance improves 75%; meets cost saving goal of US$500 million Global container shipping and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported fourth quarter 2012 Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) loss of US$69 million, a 75% improvement in the key profitability measure from a year ago. The Group posted a full year net loss of US$419 million, mainly due to a first quarter net loss (before non-recurring items) of US$255 million and one-time charges of
K-Sea Announces Record Results
K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. reported record results of operations for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended September 30, 2005. The Company also announced that its distribution to unitholders in respect of the first quarter will increase by $0.01 to $0.57 per unit, or $2.28 per unit annualized. The distribution will be payable on November 14, 2005 to unitholders of record on November 8, 2005. For the three months ended September 30, 2005, the Company reported operating income of $6
Jotun Reports Record Year
The Jotun Group will probably match last year's record results. At the end of the first 8 months of the year the Group's operating income totalled NOK NOK 4 619 million. Not only was this NOK 359 million up on the same period last year, but the operating income is equal to last year, despite unfavourable exchange rate developments and the continuing high price of raw materials. The performance is in line with last year, which was the best year ever
Manitowoc Reports 2001 Results
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. reported record revenue and cash flow for the full year ended December 31, 2001. Net sales for the year increased 27.9 percent to $1.1 billion from $873.3 million for 2000. Earnings, excluding a one-time charge, were $48.9 million, or $1.99 per diluted share, compared with $60.3 million, or $2.40 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2000. Including the one-time, after-tax charge of $3
Overseas Shipholding Group Reports Record First Half Results
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. reported $86 million of net income for the first six months of 2003, the highest earnings during the first six months of any year in the Company's history. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2003 was $41,840,000, or $1.21 per share, compared with net income of $3,670,000, or $0.11 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. Results for the second quarter of 2003 include a $2,178,000, or $0
Cruise Lines: The $48 Billion Impact
The cruise industry continues the path of unprecedented growth, and according to new figures released in CLIA’s 2016 Economic Impact Analysis passengers and crew spent a cumulative $21.9 billion in 2016. Putting additional numbers to the trend, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reports that the industry had a $48B impact on the U.S. economy, generating 389,432 U.S. jobs paying more than $20.5 billion in wages and salaries, powered by nearly 12 million passengers embarking at U
U.S. Insured Losses from Hurricane Nate around $500 mln
Insured losses in the United States from Hurricane Nate will be close to $500 million, catastrophe modelling company Karen Clark & Company (KCC) said on Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday that the former hurricane has become a post-tropical cyclone that continues to pack heavy rain and gusty winds. Hurricane Nate caused flooding in Mississippi, but spared the state from catastrophic damages
Port of Oakland Import Volume Jumps 12.6 %
New statistics out today show that containerized import volume at the Port of Oakland increased 12.6 percent last month. The Port reported that it handled the equivalent of 79,135 20-foot import containers. A search of records indicates that it was the largest September import volume in the Port’s history. “This is the peak season for container shipping, when we expect higher import volumes ahead of the year-end holidays
Global Logistics to Reach US$12 trillion by 2025
Global logistics is expected to reach US$12 trillion in value by 2025, recording a 6% CAGR over the period, says a research report. According to Wiseguyreports, 2015 was a difficult year for global logistics companies. However, accelerating Asia Pacific economies and recovering manufacturing in Western Europe are expected to have a positive effect on global logistics, which started to recover in 2016 and is expected to continue solid growth in the next 10 years.
Gasoline Futures Rally Propels Crude Markets
U.S. shale drilling slowdown may be temporary. Oil prices rose to an eight-week high on Thursday, as a rally in U.S. gasoline futures spurred further gains this week that came after key OPEC members pledged to reduce exports and the U.S. government reported a sharp decline in crude inventories. U.S. gasoline futures were the biggest percentage gainer in the petroleum complex, up 1.6 percent to their highest since May 30.
Demand Fuels Boxship Freight Rates for Japan's Big Three
Japan's big three shippers on Monday reported profits for the first quarter, bouncing back from losses a year earlier and raising hopes the firms could be emerging from the industry's worst-ever downturn on record. Mitsui OSK Lines swung to a 1.1 billion yen ($10 million) operating profit in April-June from a loss of 3.6 billion yen a year earlier, as a strong U.S. economy lifted freight volumes on routes between Asia and North America to record levels in the last quarter.
Japan's Big Three Shippers Bullish
Japan’s big three shippers -Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) - have reported profits for the first quarter, bouncing back from losses a year earlier Reuters reported. Thanks to rising freight rates, the shippers showed brightened financials ahead of their integration into the Ocean Network Express (ONE) next April. The results are also raising hopes the firms could be emerging from the industry’s
Petrobras Authorized to Export Idle LNG Cargoes
Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA has been authorized to export idle liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the spot market, according to the Wednesday issue of the official gazette. According to the text, Petrobras has been given the green light to export up to 6.6 million cubic meters, assuming this would not result in supply problems for the domestic market. As a state-controlled company, some of Petrobras' commercial strategies require energy ministry authorization.
HMM’s Cargo Processing at Busan Port Hit Record
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced that its cargo processing at Busan Port, the largest sea gateway in Korea, has hit a new record. HMM handled 167,018 TEUs of cargo through the port in July, increased by 93 percent year-over-year. HMM has previously set a record of handling over 150 thousand TEUs in Busan Port in April and successfully set a new record of handling over 160 thousand TEUs after just three months.
MST, Reederei Indicted for Falsifying Pollution Records
A German ship management company and corporate vessel owner have been indicted for falsification of pollution records The U.S. Justice Department announced a federal grand jury in Portland, Maine, returned a nine-count indictment today charging MST Mineralien Schiffarht Spedition Und Transport GmbH (MST) and Reederei MS “Marguerita” GmbH & Co. Geschlossene Investment KG (Reederei) with failing to keep accurate pollution control records and falsifying records.
US Drillers Add No Oil Rigs as Harvey Slows Production
U.S. energy firms did not add any oil rigs this week as Hurricane Harvey barrelled into the nation's energy heartland, forcing drillers to halt production and refiners to shut plants. The total oil rig count for the week ended Friday stayed at 759, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its report on Friday. That compares with 407 active oil rigs during the same week a year ago
DMA Digitaliz On-board Health Care
Now, the Danish Maritime Authority makes a digital version of the Radio Medical Record available on the website. This new feature is a small step on the road to digitalization. These years, the Danish Maritime Authority is striving to digitalize as many work processes as possible to ease the burdens imposed on both seafarers and the industry as much as possible. The Danish Maritime Authority continues its work within the fields of digitalization and the utilization of
Irma to Weaken by Tuesday Afternoon: NHC
Hurricane Irma was losing strength as its center moved toward the northwestern coast of the Florida Peninsula on Monday and was forecast to weaken to a tropical storm during the day and to a tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, was about 60 miles (100 km) north of Tampa, Florida, carrying maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour)
KVH Introduces Videotel Performance Manager
To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries, Inc. introduced Videotel Performance Manager. The scope of the Videotel Performance Manager combines the range of training content from Videotel with the power of web-based data analytics – all from KVH. By providing maritime managers with actionable insights about their fleets’ training activities, Videotel Performance Manager is designed to help increase operational efficiency
Shipping Operating Costs Declining -Report
Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.1 percent in 2016, says international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. This compares with the 2.4 percent average fall in costs recorded for 2015. For the second successive year, all categories of expenditure were down on those for the previous 12-month period, most notably for insurance costs and stores. The findings are set out inMoore Stephens’ ship operating costs