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Companies

TS Lines plans Hong Kong IPO

TS Group, the parent company of TS Lines, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Hong Kong on 28 October 2022, following similar plans by CUL and LC Logistics (parent of BAL). According to information provided in its IPO filing, the intra-Far East trade accounted for 42% of TS Line's total revenues in the first half of 2022, and the share has shrunk from 95% in 2019 and 92% in 2022 to the current 42%, due to the growth of  Asia-Oceania and Transpacific which currently account for 26

Companies

ONE 3Q: BTE downcycle

ONE reported better-than-expected  22Q3 (Company's FY22Q2) results during lunch break today (31 Oct 2022) but guided beginning of an earning  down cycle. Net profit for 22Q3 was $5.5bn, up 31% YoY but flat QoQ. We have expected 10-20% QoQ drop in earnings for the industry for 3Q. The positive surprises came from the average freight rates which was up 5% YoY, beating the 7% QoQ drop in CCFI on likely two factors: (1) accounting delay in revenue booking because ships, particularly those in the l

Companies

COSCO 3Q earning details

COSCO reported full 3Q results after Friday (28 Oct) close, being the first top ten liner to report. The 16% sequential drop in earnings were already disclosed on 10 Oct's earning alert. Drivers to the sequential drop in earnings during 3Q were 11% QoQ increase in operating costs and 4% QoQ drop in volume. In other words, unit costs increased by 16% QoQ. Surprisingly, COSCO's average freight rates were up 1% QoQ during 3Q. Most of the impact from the collapse in spot freight rates since summer w

SITC

SITC container revenue down 20% QoQ in 3Q

SITC provided 3Q operation update at noon on Monday (24 Oct). SITC's container shipping and logistics revenue  up 41% YoY but dropped 20% QoQ.

K&N

European forwarders delivered in line 3Q results

K&N reported CHF688mn net profit for 22Q3, up 19% YoY but down 14% QoQ, accelerating sequential fall in earnings. We have expected the earning cycle of seafreight forwarders to move earlier than the container liners in this down cycle on the premises that spot rates, which the forwarders may rely on for the income, have declined faster than the the contract rates, which represent the bulk of forwarders' cost base. So far, K&N seafreight earnings have started to come down sequentially since 22Q2,

Companies

BAL parent company plans Hong Kong IPO

LC Logistics, the parent  company of BAL Container Line, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong on 24 October 2022. The company was founded by Xu Xin in 2004 in Qingdao as Shandong Lcang to provide freight forwarding services and is a related company of Qingdao Boan that is engaged in container sales and leasing. BAL Container Line was established as the liner operating arm of the Shandong Lcang Group in August 2012 in Hong Kong to provide SOC container transportation se

Evergreen

EMC: Lower Freight Rates Higher Bunker Price for 3Q

Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC), the listed subsidiary of Evergreen Group, provided an update presentation in Taiwan after market last Friday (14th Oct). The presentation materials provided additional color on the Evergreen's operation and relevant read through to the whole liner industry. First, decline in freight rates was the main reason for the 16% MoM drop in the Evergreen's revenue in September. During Sep, Evergreen's volume was down 5% MoM while the freight rates dropped 12% MoM. in the de

Companies

Allseas defaults on ship charters

3 ships of 1,700-1,800 teu currently chartered by Allseas that are operating on the China-UK route are currently stranded with Allseas confirming that it is in negotations with owners, while 2 more ships are already confirmed to be off-hired. An Allseas spokesperson said on 19 October 2022 that the company and its related parties have not filed for insolvency. Update : An admistrator for Allseas Global Project Logistics was appointed on 27 October 2022 in the UK courts. The affected ships are

Matson

Matson 3Q EPS down 29% QoQ

Matson provided preliminary 3Q earnings after market close on Monday (Oct 18). 1. 3Q22 net income and diluted EPS were expected to be $257mn to $262mn and $6.67 to $6.79, respectively, which means EPS was down about 29% QoQ but still up 2% YoY. 2. Ocean transport, which is driven primarily by Matson's China-US routes namely CLX, CLX+ and CCX, was expected to have generated $310mn to $315mn, down 34% QoQ and 14% YoY. 3. Container volume was expected to be 112,707 feu in 3Q,

Companies

COSCO 3Q profit down 16% QoQ

COSCO provided a profit alert after market close today(10 Oct). The alert gave 9-month figures in RMB. For 3Q 2022 in USD, profit attributable to the shareholders were down 16% QoQ and flat YoY while EBIT was down 17% QoQ and down 1% YoY.

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