Jul. 17, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China Merchants Energy Shipping Co Ltd<601872
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Basic earnings per share for the period plunged 63.79% from a year earlier to RMB 0.02.
The oil tanker operator said in a statement that its operating revenue for the six-month period rose 15.74% YoY to RMB 1.56 billion.
Last month, China Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd<601989
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At present, the company's fleet capacity amounted to 7.1 million deadweight tonnage (DWT).