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miércoles, 18 de abril de 2007

Tabulador de Salarios ITF 2006

Tabulador de Sueldos Minimos de la ITF 2005-2006
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Se envia este tabulador para que cada uno de los marinos tenga la oprtunidad de hacer una comparativa con los salarios percibidos por ellos, para tener una referencia de como estan en México los salarios en referencia internaciónal. Y a partir de ahi darse una idea de los problemas que se existen en el ambito laboral marítimo de México.

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Stolt Nielsen orders parcel tankers

Source: Marine

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG), a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (NasdaqNM: SNSA; Oslo Bors: SNI), reports that it has signed an agreement with Korea's SLS Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (SLS) for four 43,000 dwt parcel tankers. The aggregate price for the four ships is expected to be approximately $340 million, with deliveries expected to take place in 2011 and 2012.

The SLS newbuildings will have 24 stainless steel tanks and 15 coated tanks. The main dimensions of the ships will follow the same design of the four parcel tankers that SNTG ordered in October 2006 from SLS. SNTG now has a total of 12 ships on order from SLS.

The new fully double-hulled parcel tankers will meet both Marpol Annex I and Annex II cargo requirements. They will have IMO I, II and III capabilities and will be able to handle the full range of difficult to handle cargoes which SNTG carries.

Otto H. Fritzner, Chief Executive Officer of SNTG, said, "We are pleased to be further developing our relationship with SLS Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Our new build program to support our growth continues to be carefully evaluated to take account of the trading outlook and our requirements to invest in our fleet".

Transpetro inks nine ship order

Source: Marine

Brazil's Transpetro (Petrobras Transporte) yesterday signed agreements with the Rio Naval Consortium for the construction of nine vessels in the company's Fleet Modernization and Expansion Program, which is part of the so-called PAC, the Federal Government's Growth Acceleration Program.

The signing ceremony took place at the Sermetal Shipyard, and was attended by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva; Rio de Janeiro governor, Sergio Cabral; Petrobras president, Jose Sergio Gabrielli; and Transpetro president, Sergio Machado.

The Rio Naval Consortium will build five Aframax and four Panamax vessels. The vesselswill be delivered to Transpetro between 2009 and 2012.

Half of the vessels in the expansion program will be built in Rio de Janeiro, generating more than 11,000 new direct jobs in the state. The other Rio de Janeiro shipyard that will manufacture vessels for the company is Maua Jurong, which won a four product-vessel lot bid.

On January 31, Transpetro signed an agreement with the Atlantico Sul Consortium, in Pernambuco, for the construction of ten Suezmax vessels.

Development base

The project will create 22,000 new direct jobs. Several labor retraining and qualification programs are being created to supply this demand. Rio de Janeiro alone already offers upwards of 10,000 openings in courses that will qualify workers in different naval construction sector areas, such as welders, mechanics, machine operators, industrial electricians, electromechanical technicians, among others.

The program also offers a structured naval industry technological support base, anchored on an agreement signed between Petrobras, the Science and Technology Ministry, via Finep (Study & Project Financer), and the Naval and Oceanic Engineering Excellence Center (CEENO).

Next steps

After signing with Rio Naval, Transpetro is now getting ready to sign agreements for the seven vessels that will be ordered from the Maua Jurong (RJ) and Itajai (SC) shipyards.

Maua Jurong will build four product vessels, for an overall price of $277,079,543, while Itajai will build three LPG (gas) vessels for tan overall price of $130.9 million.

Transpetro's bid results were announced in March 2006. By its reckoning, the total vessel value ($2,483,479,543) was only one percent above what would have been paid if the ships had been ordered abroad, "considering the financial equivalency and the need to customize the ships, which have complex design and construction requirements."

In total, the company's Fleet Modernization & Expansion program foresees the construction of 42 vessels.

Teekay and Torm swoop on OMI

Source: Marine

Teekay Shipping Corporation (NYSE:TK) and A/S Dampskibsselskabet Torm (NASDAQ:TRMD) have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OMI Corporation (NYSE:OMM) in a $2.2 billion deal. The agreement was unanimously approved by OMI's Board of Directors.

Upon closing, Teekay and Torm have agreed to divide the assets of OMI equally between themselves.

OMI's 3.5 million dwt fleet comprises 13 Suezmax tankers (seven of which it owns and six of which are chartered-in) and 32 product carriers (of which it owns 28 and charters-in four). OMI also has two product carriers under construction, which will be delivered in 2009.

Teekay will acquire OMI's Suezmax operations and eight product tankers, and Torm will acquire the remaining product tankers, 26 in total.

Under the agreement, OMI shareholders will receive $29.25 in cash for each share of OMI common stock they hold. Teekay and Torm will equally split the total cost of the transaction of approximately $2.2 billion, including assumed net debt and other transaction costs. Under the terms of the agreement, OMI will be permitted to pay a dividend at a rate of $0.15 per share per quarter, pro rated from April 1 to the closing of the tender offer, up to a maximum of $0.15 per share in the aggregate.

Under the agreement, Teekay and Torm are required to commence a tender offer to the OMI shareholders on or before April 27, 2007. The tender offer will be subject to acceptance from OMI shareholders representing over 50 percent of OMI's outstanding shares as well as receipt of standard regulatory approvals. If the tender is successful, the transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2007. OMI will promptly file a copy of the definitive agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"We are delighted with the outcome of this process, which we believe has greatly benefited our stockholders and is a testament to the outstanding job our people have done in a highly competitive market environment," said Craig H. Stevenson, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMI.

Due to the pending transaction, the OMI Board of Directors has postponed OMI's 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to June 28, 2007 from May 9, 2007.