Havila Shipping benefits from higher rates for anchor handlersCompany News // October 23, 2014
Havila Shipping in Norway achieved a profit before tax of NKr 92.6 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared with NKr 75.8 million in the same quarter in 2013.
Total operating income and gains was NKr 519.6 million. Total operating income for the corresponding period last year was NKr 401.5 million.
The group had 27 vessels in operation as of 30 September 2014. Four of the vessels are operated by the 50 per cent owned company in Singapore, Posh Havila Pte Ltd. One vessel is leased through a bareboat contract.
The company said the spot market for offshore service vessels in August and September was good for AHTS, but weaker for PSVs.
"Utilization for AHTS has been high, resulting in very satisfactory rates," said Havila.