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COSCO to join CMA CGM on the new MedGulf Service

COSCO will join CMA CGM on the MedGulf Service that calls at Genoa, Valencia, Miami, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, Tanger Med, Genoa. COSCO will add one of the six ships of 2,000-3,000 teu on this new service that is hitherto operated independently by CMA CGM. The service was first launched on 3 October 2022 from Genoa with the 2,826 teu CMA CGM NAVEGANTES. The current service is affected by severe congestion in Houston, with 2 blanked sailings in each cycle. The new cooperation with COSCO is ex

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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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COSCO/CUL adds China Philippines Express (CPX) service

COSCO and China United Lines (CUL) have launched a new joint service branded as the China Philippines Express (CPX). The service calls at Shanghai, Xiamen, Manila, Subic Bay, Shanghai starting from 21 Sep 2022 using the 1,432 teu JIN YUN HE and the 1,713 teu AS SERENA. The new service replaces the  China-Vietnam Express (CV5/CVX) service that was jointly operated by COSCO and CUL calling at Shanghai, Xiamen, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai.

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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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Diamond Line launch new LGX1 service

Diamond Line, the intra-European feeder subsidiary of COSCO, has launched a new LGX1 service calling at Piraeus, Limassol, Ashdod, Iskenderun, Damietta, Piraeus, starting with 1,432 teu CONTSHIP RUN at Piraeus on 30 August 2o22. The service turns in 2 weeks, with the 1,432 teu CONTSHIP SEA also to be deployed. LGX1 service

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Golden Sea resumes Yangon Express

Golden Sea, subsidiary of COSCO, has resumed Yangon Express (YGX) calling Singapore, Xiaochan Beach, Yangon, Singapore. The The service has started with Xiaochan Beach call on June 19 by the 1223 teu AS FENJA.

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CMA CGM and COSCO/OOCL to launch new FE-WCSA service (ACSA 5/ WSA 5/TLP6)

CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL will launch a new Far East-West Coast South America service from the end of June 2022 calling at Hong Kong, Shekou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Manzanillo, Puerto Quetzal, San Antonio, Hong Kong. The service will turn in 10 weeks, using 5 ships of 3,300 teu to 5,090 teu on a fortnightly frequency with 3 ships from CMA CGM and 2 ships from COSCO. The first sailing is scheduled on 28 June 2022 with the 3,314 teu COLOMBO from COSCO. The service is branded as the Asia Central South A

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OOIL 22Q1: $1.1bn provisions booked in 21H2

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

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COSCO 22Q1: account payables exceeded quarterly OPEX

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.

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