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Saif Powertec to launch new Bangladesh container shipping line

Bangladeshi port operator Saif Powertec will enter the container shipping markets for the first time in November 2022. It has signed a 15 year charter agreement with AD Ports' Safeen Feeders for 3 containerships of 1,700-2,100 teu that would be deployed on services calling directly at Bangladesh. Safeen will invest $102m to acquire the ships, with the first ship scheduled to join in November. Saif Powertec operates the Chittagong Container Terminal (CCT) and New Mooring Container Terminal (NC

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Liner OPEX Could Stay High Unrelated to Freight Rates

As the container liner sector is entering an earning downcycle, OPEX analysis should be back in focus for the stakeholders. While the average freight rates over 6-month has been tripled since 19H1, OPEX has also quietly moved up by 52%. Hence the 60% EBIT margin reported in 22H1. If the average freight rates fall by 60%, the industry will reach the break even level holding all else constant. Some of the OPEX items may not be correlated with the freight rates or at least not moving in synchroniz

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WHL and YMM Aug Revenue Add Confirmation To Industry Wide Downcycle

WHL and YMM also reported their August revenue last week, after EMC. WHL's August revenue fell 20% YoY, 12% MoM and 40% from its peak in Jan 2022. YMM's August revenue also fell both YoY and MoM. If the same MoM pace continues for Sep, the three Taiwanese liners will likely report 9% M0M lower top line and hence 7% QoQ lower top line for for 3Q 2022. Liner industry reported about 58% EBIT margin and 50% net profit margin during 2Q 2022. So on the ballpark, every 1% drop in top line would mean

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AD Ports completes IACC acquisition

AD Ports Group has completed its first international acquisition on 14 September 2022 with the purchase of a 70% stake in the Egyptain company International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC) which fully owns Transmar International Shipping Company and Transcargo International (TCI). Transmar is a regional container shipping company that operates across the Middle East, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Eastern Coast of Africa while TCI is a terminal operator and stevedoring company, mainly operating out

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EMC August Revenue down 10% MoM

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC), the Taiwan listed arm of the Evergreen Group has reported a 10% MoM drop (8.5% in NTD) in operating revenue in August. The point of focus is the sequential change, which is larger than the CCFI's 6% MoM drop. It is unusual for carriers to report sequential revenue drops in August, during what should have been the middle of the usual peak shipment season. The last time EMC reported a larger sequential drop in any month in 3Q was in September 2011. EMC is expected to

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CMACGM 22Q2 results in line with larger liners

CMA CGM 22Q2 results out after Friday close without much surprises. The reports from the other liners have pretty much painted the picture of the liner industry financial performance during 22Q2, e.g. larger liners reporting sequential earnings growth while smaller liners reporting sequential earnings drop probably a result of contract mix. CMA CGM reported sequential growth in revenue yield (revenue generate by each capacity slot in a quarter), similar to that of Maersk and Hapag Lloyd. Hence

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Ranking Liners By Dividend: Yang Ming and OOIL top

The best yard stick, in our view, measuring management performance is the financial return generate over time. And the most direct financial return for shareholders is the dividend pay-out relative to a company's market value. Liners have been swimming in cash on extraordinary earnings since 2021. Reasonably, they also distributed dividend generously. Between 2021 and July 2022 end, a total of $38bn* of dividend paid while another $14bn have been committed to be paid in 2022 by the 16 shipping

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COSCO 22Q2 Results: Unwinding Provision Helped

COSCO 22Q2 results were out overnight. Earnings have already been given in the alert last month. So the new news is dividend,HK2 or 50% payout ratio, which is ahead of the analysts estimates. Yet the stock ended down in the Hong Kong trading session. The results are all good. Top line dropped just 4% QoQ as 2% higher volume mitigate some fall in freight rates while slot costs dropped by a whopping 23%. Slot costs are the OPEX incurred in a quarter divided by operating capacity, which help make

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Hartnoll family interests reveal investments in BTL and CFS

HICO Investment Group, a privately owned trust fund owned by the Hartnoll family, revealed on 25 August 2022 that it has acquired the assets of Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) from CMIA Capital Partners. At the same time, HICO also revealed that it has acquired a controlling stake in Caribbean Feeder Services (CFS) from Pérez y Cía who remains a minority shareholder and partner in the CFS business. The Hartnoll family also owns X-Press Feeders (Sea Consortium), as well as various shipowning entities t

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OOIL Interim In-Line but Costs Figures Questionable

OOIL reported its interim results during lunch last Friday (19th Aug). The results were great in most counters, e.g. 31% QoQ, 101% YoY and then 70% dividend pay-out ratio. But the top line report a month ago has already suggested OOIL earnings may be up $1.2-1.3bn HoH, which is more of less what OOIL report for the bottom line last Friday. The dividend pay-out ratio now becomes a guestimate for its shareholders as OOIL has paid out between 100% and 50% last two rounds. Having a net cash positi

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