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Liberia Opens Maritime Training Institute

At the opening ceremony, front row, left to right: Juah Lawson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Liberian Maritime Administration; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia; Abraham Avi Zaidenberg, managing director of LMTI; James Kollie, Liberian Maritime Administration Commissioner; and U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder (Photo: Liberian Registry)

The Liberia Maritime Training Institute (LMTI) was officially opened by Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during an inauguration ceremony in Marshall City, Liberia, on January 5. The facility is named after John G Bestman, former Liberian finance minister and a member of the board of governors of the Central Bank of Liberia. Under the management of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), LMTI has undergone a massive renovation and facility modernization program over the past two years, resulting in the creation of a new campus and state-of-the-art facilities.

Lloyd's Register To Announce Full Year Results

Lloyd’s Register, an independent technical organization that works to improve its clients’ quality, safety, environmental and business performance, will announce full year results for the year to June 2001 on Thursday, December 13, 2001.

Finnlines Reports 62 Percent Profit Drop

Finnlines reported January-August profit before extraordinary items falling to $54 million from $141.7 million. Finnlines' four-month results in May showed profits plunging, and the company said full-year results would be lower year-on-year. Officials said in the company's January-August report that operating profit had slumped 72 percent to 37.4 million euros due to a strong imbalance between export and import volumes, increasing fuel prices, and falling transports to Russia and East Asia.

Aveva Expects Results to Beat Market Forecasts

Reuters reported that Aveva Group Plc said it expected full-year results to beat market expectations after the IT engineer surprised with half year profits that more than doubled on the back of China's buoyant shipbuilding market. Shares in Aveva were up more than 7 percent after it said adjusted pretax profit increased 149 percent to $26.2m) in the six months to Sept 30, with revenues up 58 percent.

Ports of Auckland Interim Profit Up

A ship departing from Ports of Auckland. Photo: Ports of Auckland Limited

Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson has announced a ‘solid’ half year result for the company, achieved despite a fall in volumes and revenue. The port produced an interim net profit of $31.6 million for the six months to December 31, a 9.5 per cent increase, despite falling revenue and container volumes. Revenue was down 2.2 per cent and container volumes fell 3.3 per cent. The port company declared an interim dividend of $25.9 million, up from $25.5 million a year earlier. "The first half of the year has been anything but plain sailing.

SMIT Completes Acquisition of URS

Smit Internationale N.V. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent interest from Fairplay Towage in URS. All conditions as mentioned in the press release of December 31, 2007 have been fulfilled. With the URS operation SMIT further strengthens its leading position in the Belgium towage market. Further information will follow with the 2007 year results, which will be published on March 6.

Euronav Announces Half Year Results

Euronav NV posted a rise in final first half net profit to $135.5m from $124.7m, and said its final first half sales dropped to 329.1 mln usd from 349.1 mln last year. When it published preliminary H1 figures at the end of July, the group said the freight market in the second quarter was higher than in the first quarter, against seasonal expectations. The group also said in July that although the market has softened noticeably in recent weeks, the outlook for the rest of the year remains positive. Source: Forbes

Rolls-Royce's Earlier Financial Trading Guidance Verified

Rolls-Royce state that trading is consistent with the guidance for the Group provided at its half-year results in July 2012. For the full year, the Group continues to expect good growth in underlying revenue and underlying profit, with cash flow around breakeven as we continue to invest in future growth. Guidance for the business segments remains unchanged except for Marine where, due to the phasing of deliveries, underlying revenue is now expected to be broadly flat. Guidance excludes the impact of the Tognum acquisition and the sale of the Group’s shareholding in International Aero Engines (IAE). Since the half-year results in July, Rolls-Royce has achieved some important milestones.

Dan-Bunkering Reports Increased Profits

Henrik Zederkof, CEO (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering, with 13 offices positioned in nine countries around the world, announced it can this year present a very satisfactory result for the financial year 2014/15. The Dan-Bunkering Group has achieved a profit before tax of $16.4 million and a prosperity in gross profit of 11 percent compared with last year’s results. Company CEO Henrik Zederkof said, “We have experienced many positive changes within our organization, especially within the past six months, and these changes have only shown to be for the benefit of our business, i.e.

Adani Ports Q2 Net jumps 68%

Adani Port

Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd, India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, today announced financial results for the quarter and half year ended September 30, 2014. The company reported a 67.7 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at $ 95.6 million for quarter ended September 30, helped by strong cargo growth volume. The company’s net profit in the corresponding period of the last fiscal stood at $ 56.97 million, APSEZ said in a filing to the BSE. Consolidated cargo handled by the company was 69.01 MMT in H1FY15, an increase of 26%, over corresponding to same period last year.

SBM Offshore Raises Net Income Expectations

SBM Offshore N.V. announced that it has raised its 2006 net income expectations from the $165m originally forecast in January of this year to $185m. • net interest expense will be lower than expected, mainly due to accelerated cashflow compared to budget, prepayment of certain project loans and negotiation of reduced margins on other facilities. The Company will provide a more detailed update of full year expectations at the time of publication of its half-year results.

Adsteam Considers Expansion

According to an Australian Associated Press report, maritime services company Adsteam Marine Ltd is considering expanding operations into Asia and mainland Europe as part of its growth strategy. The firm was now considering expanding its existing markets as well as looking at new acquisitions since restructuring the business over the last two and a half years, according to the report. Adsteam - which operates more than 200 tugboats, barges, workboats and launches - earlier told shareholders at its annual general meeting that it expects net profit to be in the range of $42 million to $46 million this year. Last year the firm booked a $38 million net profit after adjusting for new international accounting standards.

Nedlloyd Posts Loss

Dutch shipping firm Koninklijke Nedlloyd Groep NV posted a first-quarter net loss of $15.4 million, but said it expected full-year results from ordinary activities to be "clearly positive." The shipping and road transport group, which holds a 50 percent stake in the P&O Nedlloyd joint venture with Britain's P&O, said its losses equaled those in the first quarter of 1999 and were largely due to strength in the U.S. dollar versus the euro. P&O Nedlloyd reported a first quarter pre-tax loss of $29 million versus a $36 million loss a year ago. "The figures are slightly better than expected, and they foresee some operational profit in the second quarter, but they say that nearly every year. But the share price hasn't really reacted to the figures," a trader said.

Lloyd's Register Returns To Profitability

Lloyd’s Register Group announced full year results for the year ended June 30, 2001. Lloyd’s Register reports that operating profit for the 12 months at $35 million, with a record income up 11 percent at $519.2 million, which return it to profitability six months ahead of target. With the business restructured, Lloyd Register’s non-core activities were successfully exited. David Moorhouse, Chairman of Lloyd’s Register, comments: “These results - and the activities that lie behind them - mark successful further steps in the Group’s aim to become the preferred global provider of risk management solutions, most notably in the transportation sector.

Seadrill Could Be Heading for Bankruptcy

Photo: Seadrill Limited

The oil rig owner SeaDrill could be forced into bankruptcy protection soon, if it fails to reach a restructuring agreement with its lenders, reports Reuters. The rig firm, controlled by John Fredriksen, is battling with $14 billion in debt and liabilities. "In the event a consensual restructuring agreement is not concluded or an agreement to an extension is not reached, we are also preparing various contingency plans, including potential schemes of arrangement or chapter 11 proceedings," the company warns.

Shipyards Hold “Informal” Merger Talks

Keppel Hitachi Zosen reportedly had informal merger discussions with rival SembCorp Marine today. "...we have had informal discussions with SembCorp Marine but we have not come to grips with any hard figures yet," chairman designate of Keppel Hitachi Choo Chiau Beng said following the shipyard's half year results. Singapore is estimated to have an excess shipyard capacity of 20 percent, mostly from the new floating docks commissioned in the last five years. He said Keppel Hitachi might look to sell its excess capacity including its Philippines shipyard, to improve profitability. As for Keppel's rig building arm Keppel FELS, it is targeting to achieve 12 percent return on equity by 2003.

Nedlloyd Posts Loss

Dutch shipping firm Koninklijke Nedlloyd Groep NV posted a first-quarter net loss of 17 million euros, but said it expected full-year results from ordinary activities to be "clearly positive." The shipping and road transport group, which holds a 50 percent stake in the P&O Nedlloyd joint venture with Britain's P&O, said its losses equaled those in the first quarter of 1999 and were largely due to strength in the U.S. dollar versus the euro. P&O Nedlloyd reported a first quarter pre-tax loss of $29 million versus a $36 million loss a year ago. On Tuesday, P&O Nedlloyd announced that Tim Harris had resigned as director and chief executive. P&O director Robert Woods was appointed group managing director.

Kirby to Announce 4Q Results on 30 January

Kirby Corporation To Announce 2012 Fourth Quarter And Year Results On January 30, 2013, With Conference Call On January 31, 2013. Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) will announce its 2012 fourth quarter and year results at 5:00 p.m. central time on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 10:00 a.m. central time on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The telephone numbers to call to participate in the conference call are 800-446-2782 for domestic callers and 847-413-3235 for international callers. Please dial in five to ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The host is Steve Holcomb. The confirmation number is 34078345. An audio conference call playback will be available starting at 1:00 p.m.

ARCO Reports 1998 4Q, Full Year Results

ARCO reported a 1998 fourth quarter net loss of $794 million after a net charge of $864 million. The net charge reflects asset writedowns, restructuring costs and a tax refund. In the 1997 fourth quarter, ARCO earned $382 million. Before the special items, ARCO earned $70 million for the quarter as operating results continued to reflect the effects of weak commodity pricing. Compared to the same quarter in 1997, average crude oil prices declined $7 per barrel. ARCO achieved significant progress in efforts to geographically focus its operations during 1998. To enhance ARCO's position in the Gulf of Mexico, the company swapped its heavy oil properties in California for assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Those assets were subsequently sold to Vastar Resources, Inc.

ARCO Reports 1998 4Q, Full Year Results

ARCO reported a 1998 fourth quarter net loss of $794 million after a net charge of $864 million. The net charge reflects asset writedowns, restructuring costs and a tax refund. In the 1997 fourth quarter, ARCO earned $382 million. Before the special items, ARCO earned $70 million for the quarter as operating results continued to reflect the effects of weak commodity pricing. Compared to the same quarter in 1997, average crude oil prices declined $7 per barrel. ARCO achieved significant progress in efforts to geographically focus its operations during 1998. To enhance ARCO's position in the Gulf of Mexico, the company swapped its heavy oil properties in California for assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Those assets were subsequently sold to Vastar Resources, Inc.

Parker Reports Loss for Quarter

Parker Drilling Company reported unaudited revenue of $105 million and a net loss of $7.7 million or a $.10 loss per diluted share for the three months ended November 30, 1998. The prior year's results for the same quarter reflect total revenue of $109.9 million and net income of $10.7 million or $.14 per diluted share. "The industry continues to experience the effects of the most dramatic drop in energy prices since the 1980s," said Robert L. Parker Jr., president and CEO. "Parker's strategy is to curtail costs and concentrate our marketing efforts in areas showing greatest potential," he added.

Parker Reports Loss For Quarter

Parker Drilling Company reported unaudited revenue of $105 million and a net loss of $7.7 million or a $.10 loss per diluted share for the three months ended November 30, 1998. The prior year's results for the same quarter reflect total revenue of $109.9 million and net income of $10.7 million or $.14 per diluted share. "The industry continues to experience the effects of the most dramatic drop in energy prices since the 1980s," said Robert L. Parker Jr., president and CEO. "Parker's strategy is to curtail costs and concentrate our marketing efforts in areas showing greatest potential," he added.

Boskalis to cut 650 jobs, 24 vessels

Courtesy Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that its Works Council has unanimously rendered a positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced early July. Part of the positive advice in an agreement to continue to crew two of the five Fairmount vessels for the time being with Dutch employees. As a consequence, 24 vessels will be taken out of service in the coming two years resulting in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide. Furthermore, Boskalis has reached an agreement in principle with the Works Council on a social plan.

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