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Companies

OOCL's 21H2 results disappoint

OOCL’s second half net profit came out after market about $1bn (i.e. 20%) below our estimate on much higher than expected operating expenses. Having been a more costs efficient operator for most of the past couple decades, OOCL reported much higher unit costs than the industry average for 21H2.

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Return on Asset for Container Liners 2019-2021

RoA may have reached cycle peak in 21Q4 Average Return on Assets (RoA) for the 9 main carriers that have posted their 2021 financial results dropped from 58% in 21Q3 to 54% in 21Q4, the first quarterly drop since 20Q1 as sequential growth in net profit could not keep pace with the balance sheet expansion. The same trend likely continue until 22Q2 when the container liners slim down their balance sheet through dividend distribution. RoA, a compound of net profit margin and asset turnover, measur

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Hapag-Lloyd acquires DAL

Hapag-Lloyd announced on 10 March 2022 that it has signed an agreement to acquire the container shipping business of Deutsche Afrika-Linien (DAL), subject to regulatory approvals. (Updated : Hapag-Lloyd announced on 1 June 2022 that the acquisition has been finalised after securing the approval of anti-trust authorities.) The Hamburg headquartered DAL owns a single 6,589 teu container ship DAL KALAHARI and operates a container fleet of 17,800 owned and leased container which will be taken ov

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ZIM’s 21Q4: better than expected on top line

The beat came mainly from the higher freight rates (+12% QoQ versus ours 7% QoQ) secured by ZIM during the past quarter, which leads to $400m higher top line.

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PIL retires the Advance Container Line (ACL) brand

PIL has announced that it will cease to use the Advance Container Line (ACL) brand name from 15 March 2022. ACL was established in 1995 by PIL to provide container feeder services in Southeast Asia and Indian sub-continent. These services were provided in conjunction with various partners including Samudera, HR Lines, GSL, COSCO, OOCL, MTT Shipping, ONE, Evergreen and CNC. Apart from PIL's own feeder cargoes, ACL also provided feeder services to other Main Line Operators (MLOs). All of its e

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ZIM 2021Q4 Preview

ZIM’s strong QoQ earning growth may pause in the 21Q4 results to be announced in March. The financial market analysts expect ZIM to deliver another 10-15% QoQ growth against our estimate of potentially 15% QoQ drop in 21Q4 net profit. First, volume carried by ZIM could be lower than expected.

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Earning Report Preview: OOIL

OOIL is likely to report net profit over $5bn for 2H21 and $8.3bn for FY21, in our estimates, beating the average consensus estimates. OOIL reported $2.8bn as net profit for 1H21. In 2H21, revenue increased $2.7bn HoH, driven primarily by the increase in average freight rates...

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CUL plans Hong Kong IPO

China United Lines (CUL) have launched a bid for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong stock exchange. It filed an initial application on 31 January 2022, with proceeds from the IPO to be used to fund new ships and further overseas expansion. CUL was established in 2005 and is currently based in Shanghai. The company is controlled by Raymond Chen Hong Hui (through interests held by his spouse) and is currently 80% owned by Chen and 20% by Guangzhou Port. It reported total revenues

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23 South Korea-SE Asia carriers fined

The Korean Fair Trade Commission has imposed a fine of KRW 96.23B on 23 carriers operating on the South Korea-Southeast Asia route. The decision and corrective order were announced on 18 January 2022 and pertains to price fixing allegations against the carriers on the SE Asia route between 2003 and 2018 through the IADA (Intra-Asia Discussion Agreement) and the Korea-Southeast Asian Shipping Association (Dongjeonghyeop). The FTC investigation found 120 cases of price setting conducted through a

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Maersk beats its own earnings forecast

"The strong result in the quarter reflects the continuation of the exceptional market situation within Ocean caused by the global disruptions to the supply chains, which have led to further increase in container freight rates." Maersk new release, 14 January 2022

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