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Maersk contract rates are up $1400/FFE YoY, which, in our estimates, contribute $10bn YoY additional revenue/profit. Fuel costs inflation amount to $1.5-3.5bn. Acceleration in average freight rate increase may be unique to Maersk and help close its gap relative to peers on EBIT margin.
The exceptional unit costs rise reported by OOIL for 21H2 shocked many analysts. What may have gone unnoticed are the oversized provisions booked not only for its commitment to Long Beach Terminal but also other OPEX and employee compensations
Cosco’s relatively depressed earnings for 21Q4 and 22Q1 are due to the substantial provisions booked over the past two quarters. By end of 22Q1, Cosco’s short term payables account has ballooned to Rmb69bn, which is a significant amount for Cosco’s 22Q1 operating expense was only Rmb67bn.
Swire Shipping has signed an agreement to acquire Westwood Shipping Lines from J-WeSco, a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Warehouse Co. on 28 April 2022 for $100m upon closing, plus an additional payment of up to $45m subject to the finalisation of Westwood's financial results for fiscal year 2022. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions and is expected to be concluded by June 2022. Swire will also acquire 4 multipurpose open hatch containerships of 2,048 teu/4
The 22Q1 results were near high end of consensus estimate. But broadly consistent with the results from other smaller liners e.g. sequentially higher earnings driven by higher freight rates despite of lower volume.
Matson's 22Q1 operating income (aka operating profit) were up 250% YoY but down about 10%QoQ, first sequential drop since 20Q1. The sequential drop in profit was due to drop in volume, rise in bunker costs and lease expenses.
SITC reported top line after Taiwanese and OOCL. SITC confirmed an industry pattern for 22Q1 that revenue was up sequentially driven by higher freight rates despite of weaker volume.
The shareholders agreement between CSAV, with Kühne Maritime and HGV Hamburger Gesellschaft fur Vermogens-und Beteiligungsmanagement (City of Hamburg has been extended from the end of 2024 to the end of December 2026. The agreement was first signed on 17 November 2014 for a term of 10 years, where the 3 parties agreed to retain their controlling shares in Hapag-Lloyd for 10 years (except for HGV who may release 50% of its shares after 5 years) and to pool their voting rights on all decisions re
OOIL's top line come out in line with what we saw in the Taiwanese liners. The big YoY growth should be expected but the sequential growth in revenue should surprise positively.
The 3 main Taiwanese carriers have reported an 8% QoQ growth in revenue for the 1st quarter of 2022. It is their 7th consecutive quarterly growth, built on higher freight rates and stronger USD.