Record-orders boost shipyards turnover
According to the President of Ship Builders National Association (ANCN), Gelu Stan, orders reached a record-high in 2005-2007 globally.
„In 2 years, ships able to replace 25% of the existing fleet worldwide were ordered, or 5 times more compared to usual orders per year,” he said.
Although last year it doubled the turnover, Aker Braila’s losses for instance increased 8 times year-on-year, to some 16 million euros.
In its turn, in 2007 Aker Tulcea’s profit amounted to 1.4 mln euros, or half of 2006 earnings.