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YMM 2Q also turned south

YMM's reported another set of great results much in line with the other liners already reported. However, market consensus may have expected it and the market focus at this point is whether the liner earnings could sustain. YMM's net profit were down 12% QoQ on sequential decline in the spot freight rates and increase in bunker price. In the details, liner EBIT down 8% QoQ or $217mn. Revenue was down $110mn QoQ, driven primarily by the spot freight rates, while bunker expenses, driven by bunker

Financials

HMM 2Q earnings dropped QoQ

HMM reported on 10th Aug. HMM's 2Q earnings was down 13% QoQ at group level. (correction: previously mistaken as 58% drop) Though, the group level operator cashflow was down only 3% QoQ. Hence, most of the 13% sequential drop in earnings was due to non cash items. One of those non cash items is the derivative valuation losses (>KRW 1bn), which, in our estimate, may be long KRW positions as hedges to HMM's likely future KRW payments e.g. debts and head office expenses. However, HMM container d

Services

Sealand Starts PH9 Connecting S China and ASEAN

Sealand Asia is starting PH9 calling Xiamen, Taichung, Hong Kong, Shekou, Sihanoukville, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh City, Batangas, Manila, Yantian, Hong Kong, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Xiamen on 28-days round trip. The service will start with 1,750 teu NORDTIGER on 13 August at Cagayan de Oro.

Services

ZIM starting MXC

ZIM is starting Mexico Central America Express (MXC) calling Progreso, Veracruz, Altamira, Santo Tomas De Castilla, Puerto Cortes, Kingston, Progreso. The service will start with 966 teu CONTSHIP PEP on 10 October at Progreso. The service seems to go on fortnightly basis.

Services

Sinokor starts Shanghai Russia Service

Sinokor is starting Shanghai Russia Service (SRS) calling Busan, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Busan, Vladivostok, Busan. The service will start with 1,003 teu HEUNG-A XIAMEN on 20 August at Busan. Another ship, 1083 teu HE SHENG, will join at Shanghai on 31 August, after being out of drydock.

Companies

TWN Liners Top Line Peaked

Taiwanese liners' industry first top line reports came out over the last three days. In July, Evergreen delivered another record revenue while both Yang Ming and Wan Hai saw their top line came of 5% and 6% MoM respectively. In aggregate, the Taiwanese liners' top line in NTD was down 1% MoM. Since USD has strengthened further in July, these liners' top line in USD maybe down 2% MoM. Given July volume usually is higher than same in June. Average freight rates may be down sequentially during J

Companies

Hapag Lloyd reported strong results

Hapag Lloyd reported 22Q2 results before market on Aug 11. Northing surprising for those following the Taiwanese liners top lines, Maersk and and ONE reports. Hapag Lloyd's earnings edged higher QoQ to have another all time high. 2022 guidance is being revised upward now that management expected 2022 $19.5bn EBIT (previously $17.5bn; 2021 $ 11.1bn). Highest analyst estimate in the capital is expecting Hapag Lloyd to double its EPS YoY this year. In the details, the sequential drop in bunker con

Services

Summit Shipping Line introduces new China Manila Express

Summit Shipping Line, a new container shipping company formed by the Xiamen Port Group and based in Singapore, has launched the China Manila Express (CMX) service using the 724 teu ATLANTIC BRIDGE from 29 July 2022. The CMX calls at Shanghai, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Manila with sailings every 12 days. Summit Shipping has chartered the ATLANTIC BRIDGE from Sinokor related interests for 5-6 months at a daily rate of $29,000.

Services

Mothballed containership reactivated after 10 year lay up

Van Son Shipping, a newly established Vietnamese carrier based in Hanoi, has launched a domestic service connecting Haiphong and Ho Chi Minh City with the 1,730 teu NEW VISION on 30 July 2022. The NEW VISION has been laid up in Vietnam since delivery in June 2012 and the ship holds the record for having spent the longest period in lay up by any containership. The ship was built by Ha Long Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of SBIC (formerly known as Vinashin) and delivered on 30 November 2011 to Vina

Ports

Potential Felixstowe Strike

UK ports grew container volumes by 8.5% last year to 11.67m teu compared to 10.76m teu in 2020. The threat of a potential strike at Felixstowe later this month could disrupt operations at the UK’s largest port, which handled 3.6mil teu in 2021. London Gateway recorded a 15% growth to reach 1.80m teu and could soon overtake Southampton to become the second largest container port in the UK behind Felixstowe. 13 ships, 7 in Fe-N.EUR trade, have been scheduled to arrive or depart during 21th-29th A

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