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Free Research Reports on Selected Companies by Analysts' Corner

Analysts' Corner release new research reports highlighting Trinity Industries, Inc., Nordic American Tankers Limited ), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., SEACOR Holdings, Inc.), and DryShips Inc. Readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Trinity Industries, Inc. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. SEACOR Holdings, Inc. DryShips Inc. Analysts' Corner add that they are an independent source whose views do not reflect the companies mentioned in these reports. Secondly that information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by a CFA. However, they remind readers that they are only human and are prone to make mistakes.

SSC Release Research Reports

The Ship Structure Committee, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, among others, released four new research reports. SSC-429 is entitled "Rapid Stress Intensity Factor Solution Estimation for Ship Structures Applications". SSC-430 is entitled "Fracture Toughness of a Ship Structure". SSC-431 is entitled "Retention of Weld Metal Properties and Prevention of Hydrogen Cracking". SSC-432 is entitled "Adaptation of Commercial Structural Criteria to Military Needs".

Airborne Oil Spill Response System May Take Off

Oil Spill Containment System: Image credit Scout Exploration

An investment research report draws attention to Scout Exploration, Inc. developers of a unique airborne oil spill technology response system. The system is designed to contain offshore and shoreline oil spills, of which there are hundreds every year, ranging from tens of millions of gallons to millions of barrels of oil in size, causing up to tens of billions of dollars' worth of ecological and business damages. Through a recent transaction, Scout has acquired the rights to what may be the most effective method of oil spill containment and remediation.

Buy ABG Shipyard

According to a report from Moneycontrol.com, Justtrade.in is bullish on ABG Shipyard and has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target of Rs 445 in its June 28, 2011 research report.   Source: Moneycontrol.com  

Daewoo Shipbuilding Selling Shares to Raise Funds

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd said on Thursday it is planning to sell shares to raise funds by the end of this year, with details to be discussed with its creditor banks. Daewoo Shipbuilding, the world's largest shipyard in terms of orderbook tonnage for July, according to Clarksons Research, reported earlier this week net losses of 1.19 trillion won ($1.08 billion) for the first half of 2016.   Reporting by Joyce Lee

HV Submarine Cable Market Research Report

Latest Pike Research report focuses on a small & highly specialised market that is due to grow steadily. Demand for submarine cables is growing steadily as national governments and regional organizations pledge their efforts to expanding offshore renewable power generation, linking remote land masses, and interconnecting their national grids. These projects often involve subsea connections or power generation that is found in offshore wind farms. As cable technology advances, more projects are proposed that require longer, deeper, and higher-capacity cables. Even the most conservative growth models show that the industry will expand rapidly, but Pike Research's analysis finds that the supply chain will not be capable of meeting the full demand in this growing market.

Marine Transportation – New Market Research Report

The global outlook series on Marine Transportation provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers macro level discussions on this infrequently reported industry. In addition to discussions on the industry's structure, players, and cargo traffic, also included is a special reference to the containerized cargo market. Global cruise ship lines are analyzed by berth ownership for select players, among other parameters such as foodservice purchase, and average food purchases per passenger. Seasoned with unbiased commentaries on the industry's outlook, and punctuated with 29 market data tables, the industry is summarized to provide the macro picture.

China's Marine Services Industry Booms

China’s booming marine economy spurs growth in pollution control projects says a recent market research report. In the five years to 2012, industry revenue is expected to increase at an average annualized rate of 11.1% to total $238.2 million. Marine services firms will continue to thrive due to growing investment in marine engineering construction and marine pollution control programs in coming years, according to an IBISWorld market research report. The marine sector accounts for about 10% of the entire Chinese economy, and as its importance grows, so too will the Marine Services industry forecasts the report. Increasing investment in pollution control projects by China's central and local governments has led to strong growth for the Marine Services industry in China .

China Set to Expand Antarctic Research, Build New Icebreaker

Snow Dragon: Photo courtesy of Xinhua China Net

China is preparing for a new period of polar exploration with its first fixed-wing aircraft and plans to build a new icebreaker for Antarctic research, report Xinhua according to information from Chinese oceanic authorities. China plans a new icebreaker and a feasibility study on the new vessel has been submitted for approval. The current icebreaker, Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, continued its research in Antarctic after being trapped by heavy floes from December last year until Jan. 7, 2014.

Global Financial Shipping Reports

These industry research reports carry forward and share information on business outlook for the Shipping industry in concerned countries based on previous quarters' performance. These reports cover Headline Industry Data, Major Port Data, Trade Overview, Key Trade Indicators, Major Import & Export Partners of these countries, Key Population Ratios including Rural and Urban Population Information and more. In addition to the Q3 2012 Shipping Reports, the online database of market reports covers analysis of ports, transportation, trucks, oil and gas, company profiles and industry profiles as well as a range of other micro markets. For more details click here.

Container Shipping, Oil & LNG Markets Forecasted to Grow

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) announce the release of a comprehensive global report on the maritime containerization market. The report indicates that the global market for maritime containerization is projected to reach 731 million TEUs by the year 2017. Growth will be primarily driven by increasing sea trade, developments in shipping networks and transshipment hubs, encouraging investments in port terminal facilities, growing capacity and increased frequency of global maritime freight transport. The market also stands to benefit from soaring demand for oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) across Asia and the resulting growth in the transport of liquid and gaseous commodities.

Chinese Dry Bulk Import Up 20% in February

Chinese seaborne dry bulk import totaled 124Mt in February, up a massive 20% compared to the same month last year when adjusted for the extra day in February last year, says Klaveness  dry bulk research report. YTD import is up 17% compared to the same period last year. The import of the top 4 commodities (Iron Ore, Thermal & Coking coal and Soybeans) increased  with 19% YoY (+13.3Mt). YTD imports are up 19% compared to the same period last year. Excluding those 4 commodities from the figures, imports in February were up 27% YoY (+5.1Mt). YTD imports of these commodities are up 13% from the same period last year. Klaveness Research said that in nominal terms the largest growth YTD is in iron ore (+18Mt), followed by Thermal coal (+9.5Mt), soybeans (+2.9Mt) and Coking coal (+1.9Mt).

Korea Shipbuilders May See Mild 2014 Recovery: Analysts

The nation’s major shipbuilders are expected to undergo a mild recovery on the back of a pickup in demand for commercial vessels and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, reports 'The Korea Times' as informed by experts and analysts. The analysts forecasted that the nation’s leading builders such as Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) are well positioned to win more premium vessels ahead of their Chinese and Japanese rivals next year. Particularly given that the shipbuilders are currently engaged in developing their profits by lowering their reliance on conventional and unprofitable vessels. HHI, Samsung and DSME forecast that they will win $24.3 billion, $13 billion and $13.1 billion worth of orders, respectively, this year.

Lloyd’s Says Containerships Will See Growth

Despite the current overcapacity of tonnage and disastrous shipping rates, the world containership fleet is expected to continue its rapid growth curve, albeit at a slightly reduced rate, as deliveries are taken from shipyards and new shipbuilding orders start to pick up later this year. That is the conclusion of the Shipbuilding Market Forecast for Container and Roll-On Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) Ships released this month by Lloyd’s Register - Fairplay (LRF) Research. By any measure, the current picture for containership operators is grim, caused by the severe imbalance in supply and demand under the sluggish economic conditions worldwide. Spot rates of as low as $250 to move a container from Hong Kong to Rotterdam are being quoted by some lines. That compares with $1,400 a year ago.

China Shipping to Buy Two Tankers

Bulk shipping operator China Shipping Development is spending $87m on another two oil tankers to boost capacity. The new tankers, each with a capacity of 46,000 deadweight tons, are due for delivery between the fourth quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2009. Upon delivery, the shipping operator will control a fleet of 71 oil tankers with a combined carrying capacity of 3.5 million deadweight tonnes. The purchase of the two new vessels will be financed by bank borrowings, increasing the company's gearing ratio. China Shipping said it is optimistic about demand in the oil transportation market and expects growth in the coming years.

Minoan Shares Performance Rated

Schroders Securities said in a research report that it rates shares of Greek shipping company Minoan Lines perform in line with the market, although anticipated industry activity may drive the shares to new highs. Analysts said shares were fairly valued on current fundamentals. On the issue of market consolidation, Schroders expects Minoan to continue its prudent acquisitions and not rush into consolidation The merger of Attica Enterprises and Strintzis Shipping Lines could have a direct short-term operating impact on Minoan's north Adriatic routes but should lead to a better long-term pricing environment. Future share price drivers are likely to come from corporate activity within the sector and the forthcoming float of Forthnet and Minoan Flying Dolphins, Schroders said.

NOL Upgraded By Salomon Smith Barney

Salomon Smith Barney has upgraded its recommendation on shipping group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) to a buy from an outperform on the back of its new management and a strong U.S. market. Salomon said in a research report that the market had "over-punished" NOL with a sell-off following Standard & Poor's warning of interest rate risk exposure by shipping companies. "We think the market has overreacted to interest-rate fears. Given top-notch new management and still strong U.S. growth, we are upgrading our rating to buy," Salomon said. It added it was unimpressed by S&P's conclusions, adding that it was not forward looking given the change in NOL's management. Salomon said its fundamental view of NOL had not changed.

Russian Application to Extend its National Arctic Boundaries

In 2014, Russia plans to submit an application for extension of the boundaries of the continental Arctic Shelf to the special UN Commission after modifying and reinforcing the application by the results of additional research, reports 'Arctic info'. Citing remarks by Denis Khramov, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia, 'Arctic info' says that Russia had already applied for extension of the territories in the Barents, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as in the Central Arctic Ocean. The Commission generally recognized the application as meeting the requirements but requested the Russian Federation to provide an additional proof that the ranges of Lomonosov and Mendeleev…

Offshore Supply Vessel Market to Grow 6% by 2021

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The global offshore supply vessel market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6.03 percent during 2016 – 2021, according to Azoth Analytics research report. The growth in offshore supply vessels is expectect to be driven by rise in demand for oil and gas globally, increase in offshore drilling activities and growth in production and exploration activities. Moreover, companies operating in this market are focusing on investments in R&D for continuous innovation and strengthening their positions in the market by targeted acquisitions and product expansions.

Subsea Cables Demand Good News for Supply Sector

More than 1,100 new submarine electricity cable systems are planned from 2012 to 2020, according to a new market research report. The small and highly specialized high-voltage submarine cable market is expected to see significant growth in the coming years. National governments and regional organizations are accelerating efforts to build offshore renewable power generation facilities, link remote landmasses, and interconnect their national grids. According to a recent report from Pike Research , a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, more than 1,100 new submarine electricity cable systems are planned from 2012 to 2020. “The high-voltage submarine market faces significant challenges moving forward,” says senior research director Bob Gohn.

Marine & Hydrokinetic Power Holds Promise

Image courtesy of Pike Research

In many ways marine and hydrokinetic power systems offer one of the most promising areas for renewable energy development. Marine and hydrokinetic resources – including ocean waves, tidal streams, river flows, ocean currents, and ocean thermal differences – are abundant, the technology is improving rapidly, and countries that have strong marine resources, such as the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, South Korea, Spain, and Portugal, have committed to supporting the industry. Marine energy, however, still faces significant technology, policy, and financing challenges.

Ports & Services Industry to Grow Moderately

Moderate growth over next five years in the global marine ports & services market is forecast in a new market report. The global marine ports and services industry depicted a certain amount of resilience during the 2009 economic slump to stand at an estimated $57.3 billion by 2011 with a 4.9% CAGR during 2006-2011. The global marine ports and services market is forecast to approach $66billion in revenue by 2017 with a 3.3% CAGR during 2012-2017, according to market research by Luncintel. Increasing seaborne trade with the developing economies is anticipated to spur long-term growth in the global port activity,leading to an upswing in the industry.

China Shipbuilding Industry's Woes Uncovered in New Research Report

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The shipping market is continuously in depression, and the development of China's shipbuilding industry faces huge challenges, says a new report – 'China's Shipbuilding Industry 2013-17' published by Research & Markets. In a newly-issued market research report, 'Report & Markets' finds that from January to September in 2012, the completion volume of China's shipbuilding was 41.58 million deadweight tons, with a decline of 18.5% YOY. The volume of new ship orders was 15.41 million deadweight tons, with a decline of 46.9% YOY.

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