• 2019 July 17 10:40

    Gasum Group reports its financial results for Q2 2019

    Gasum Group has published its key financial indicators January 1 to June 30, 2019:

    •  Group revenue increased by 6% and totaled €632.5 million (H1/2018: €597.5 million)
    •  Operating profit totaled €76.3 million, flat year on year (€76.3 million)
    •  Balance sheet total increased to €1,574.4 million (December 31, 2018: €1,526.6 million) following the introduction of the new IFRS 16 standard
    •  The Group’s financial position remained strong in the reporting period, with the equity ratio being 43.9% (December 31, 2018: 43.7%)

    Gasum Group CEO Johanna Lamminen comments on the first half of 2019:

    ”Our financial performance was in line with our expectations during H1. Our revenue increased to €632.5 million, up 6% year on year (€597.5 million) and our operating profit for the period under review was €76.3 million (€76.3 million), which was flat compared to a year earlier. 

    During H1, we took our strategy steadfastly forward and together with our personnel updated our strategic targets for future years. Demand for cleaner energy solutions is showing strong growth in industry and total gas sales volumes are projected to further increase. As a low emission fuel, the role of gas will increase in the future, above all in maritime transport and heavy-duty road transport as action to curb climate change calls for a transition to cleaner solutions.

    Gasum’s associated company Manga LNG Oy’s LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland was opened in early June. The new terminal is a response to growing demand for low-emission LNG and strengthens security of LNG supply in the northern parts of the Nordic countries. The terminal will significantly support the competitiveness of the region by ensuring the availability of an affordable, low-emission form of energy to meet the demands of local industry as well as maritime and heavy-duty road transport.

    During the period under review, we entered into significant partnerships in different businesses, of which the most important are two liquefied natural gas supply contracts to industry: Forchem Oy’s tall oil distillery in Rauma and Eastman Chemical Company Oy’s production site in Oulu. Gas offers industrial operators a good alternative to achieve emissions targets.

    Growing the road fuel gas market and increasing biogas production are key elements in Gasum’s strategy. We have acquired the Mäkikylä biogas plant in Kouvola, Finland from Kouvola Vesi Oy. The transaction enables us to invest in the expansion of the Mäkikylä plant with the aim of increasing biogas production and modernizing the processes at the plant to bring them into line with today’s requirements. During the period under review, we also made
    an investment decision to construct a biogas plant at Munkkaa in conjunction with the Lohja waste management center. On completion, the plant is expected to produce more than 40 GWh of biogas and 50,000 tonnes of organic fertilizers a year.

    During the period under review, we opened three gas filling stations to meet the needs of heavy-duty transport and three filling stations for passenger cars. In addition, other operators are also building new gas filling stations, which will further complement the filling station network. Adding to the network of gas filling stations promotes the circular economy and supports national emissions reduction targets by helping Nordic transport to switch over to using cleaner fuel solutions.”

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities
13:31 Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
12:28 CMA CGM announces rate restoration for Asia to West Africa trade
11:32 APL informs on voil sailing on Asia-Indian Subcontinent Service in August
10:58 Pre-commissioned USCG's Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

2019 August 16

18:16 Port of Vyborg volumes in Jan-Jul plummet 29% to 687,700 tons
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:36 Norwegian Encore leaves MEYER WERFT's building dock
17:06 Balltec secures North Sea decommissioning contract from Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland
16:35 Canada Infrastructure Bank signs MoU with the Port of Montreal on Contrecoeur port expansion project
16:05 Vår Energi AS awarded an EPCI contract to Rosenberg Worley AS
16:03 Low-sulphur marine fuel sales by Gazprom Neft in the first half of the year increased by 11% to 121,400 tonnes
15:48 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
15:36 Throughout of oil port Primorsk in Jan-Jul 2019 increased 14% to 35.74 million tonnes
15:14 New mid-year record for container volumes through the Port of Vancouver
15:11 USCG repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
14:27 Port of Vysotsk throughput in January-July rose 7% to 11.14 million tonnes
14:10 Austal signs A$126 mln contract to export two Cape Class Patrol Boats
13:14 Seven-month cargo volumes of Port of Ust-Luga increase 10% to 62 million tonnes (update)
13:05 NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
12:05 APM Terminals Poti to implement uninterrupted 24/7 operations
11:39 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes rise 2% to 35 million tonnes (update)
11:05 Steel cutting ceremony for the next AIDA LNG cruise ship at MEYER WERFT
10:48 Tekmar Energy selected for Formosa 1 Phase 2
10:44 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 4.1 percent to 69.4 million tons in H1 2019
09:55 Crude futures prices tend upward again: Brent Crude rises to $ 58,88, WTI – to $ 55,16
09:34 Baltic Dry Index leaps 97pts to 2047 points
09:27 Bunker prices show mixed movements at Port of St. Petersburg
08:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 16

2019 August 15

18:48 Seven-month box throughput of Ukraine’s seaports leaps 20% to 545.800 TEUs
18:05 Huntington Ingalls Industries announces leadership changes at shipyards
17:05 Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution on board hybrid ferry
16:43 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel facilities
16:35 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity at OPCSA’s Las Palmas terminal
16:33 Global Dredging Forum in London to address all current aspects of capital and maintenance dredging as expansion opportunity
16:05 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS
15:47 Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel
15:43 Stena Bulk's CEO appeals directly to the Leaders of India, Russia, Latvia & the Philippines
14:33 Rotterdam Polymer Hub construction starts
14:20 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports strong improvements in earnings in Q2
14:01 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC 1H net profit drops 3.3 times to RUB 1bn
13:52 Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11
13:05 RS supports PortNews сonference on icebreaking and service fleet, to be held prior to NEVA-2019 trade fair
13:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
12:06 LUGAPORT terminal construction kicks off at Port of Ust-Luga
12:03 MOL transports fire engines to Paraguay
11:03 Jan De Nul bags 600MW Kriegers Flak contract
10:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Crude futures prices continue to decline: Brent Crude – to $ 59,09, WTI – to $ 54,92
09:57 Latest frigate Admiral Kasatonov enters shipbuilder’s trials final phase
09:12 Baltic Dry Index leaps by 4.61% to hit 1950-pts mark
08:42 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 15

2019 August 14

23:00 Sergey Mazokhin takes helm at Nordic Engineering JSC
18:09 Icebreaker Novorossiysk escorts Silver Explorer along the Northern Sea Route
18:05 OOCL revises Trans-Pacific service
17:23 Moscord to add Schneider Electric Marine Product Line
16:35 Wärtsilä turns to startups to help solve some of the biggest problems in the maritime industry
16:05 Round table on import substitution in Russian shipbuilding sector slated to be held on August 29 in St. Petersburg
16:04 HHLA H1 2019 performance report: growth with sustainable success
15:33 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS