COSCO and Evergreen add emergency Piraeus loaders to North Europe

COSCO and Evergreen have separately launched emergency loaders to connect North Europe with the Med port of Piraeus to evacuate containers and provide ad hoc connections for cargo to and from the Med region that have been affected by the diversions of the OCEAN Alliance's Asia-North Europe services to the Cape route. COSCO has deployed the 13,092 teu COSCO DEVELOPMENT on the Zeebrugge,Piraeus,Zeebrugge shuttle run since 4 February 2024 on a monthly service. Evergreen has also deployed the 2,88


Evergreen to launch North China-Indonesia (NCI) service

Evergreen will launch a new North China-Indonesia (NCI) service calling at Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Gunsan, Ningbo, Nansha, Ho Chi Minh City, Tanjung Pelepas, Jakarta, Surabaya, Manila (S), Batangas, Hakata, Xingang. The NCI service will start from 29 March 2024 at Nansha with the 1,904 teu EVER CHART. It will turn in 5 weeks using 5 ships of 1,900-2,600 teu to cover 7 different countries in the North Asia to Southeast Asia corridor.


TWN Liners Revenue Up 20% MoM in Jan

Monthly revenue for Taiwanese liners went up 20% or $278mn MoM in aggregate in January 2024 as the rally in freight rates started to show. To put the increase in revenue in context, these three liners together made $201mn EBIT during 3Q 2023. Their 4Q earnings are not out yet but their 4Q revenue were down about $202mn QoQ comparing to 3Q 2023. Meanwhile, CCFI composite index went up 36% MoM in January and 22% MTD 9 Feb. Further upside to the liners revenue likely to come in February. Liners' r


Evergreen Group consolidation continues with EMC acquisition of Italia Marittima

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC), the Taiwan listed arm of the Evergreen Group, has acquired 100% of the shres of Italia Marittima on 31 January 2024 for €405 million. Italia Marittima's assets include 5 containerships with a total capacity of 22,728 teu comprising of 3 Evergreen U-class ships of 5,652 teu built in 2000-2001 (ITAL USODIMARE, ITAL UNICA, ITAL UNIVERSO) and 2 Evergreen B-type ships of 2,886 teu built in 2018 (ITAL BONNY and ITAL BONUS). The move marks the final move in the consolida


Early 4Q Results From Asian Liners

Unlikely a surprise to the market, liners are reporting sequentially lower 4Q 2023 results, which is in line with CCFI while the QoQ rebound in SCFI will likely only show in the liners' book in 1Q 2024. While the 4Q results may not be pleasing to look at, everything changed since the second half of December. COSCO reported earning alert, OOCL reported top line breakdown while the Taiwanese liners reported their December revenue this week. COSCO alerted 68% QoQ lower earnings during 4Q while O


Taiwanese Liner 3Q results

Taiwanese carriers reported 3Q 2023 financial results last week with their earnings decline accelerating in spite of the volume recovery. Aggregating the liners’ top line breakdown, volume was up 4% QoQ and 2% YoY while unit revenue was down 11% QoQ and 58% YoY. Interest and liquid investment income have become a significant addition to the carriers’ bottom lines as their cash balances are now comparable to the fixed assets on their balance sheets. Several off the charts data in EMC’s 3Q result


Taiwanese Liner Monthly Revenue: No Peak in 3Q

Yang Ming and Wan Hai also reported their September revenue. Including Evergreen, all three Taiwanese container liners reported MoM decline in September. For the quarter, 3Q 2023, and three liners in aggregate, total revenue was up 2% QoQ where EMC's on going consolidation of unlisted assets may have played a factor. For the liners already reported, OOIL, Yang Ming and Wan Hai reported QoQ decline in revenue during 3Q 2023. For the second year in a row, the peak season has not brought about any


OOIL 3Q revenue fell 11% QoQ while EMC 3Q revenue up 5% QoQ

OOIL’s top line breakdown for 3Q 2023 saw total revenue slip by 11% QoQ and 65% YoY driven primarily by the drop in average freight rates. The fall is larger than market forecasts with OOIL’s average freight rates falling by more than CCFI levels on a QoQ basis, even after excluding the impact of the sharp fall in Transatlantic rates which is outside of the CCFI scope. OOIL’s Transpacific freight rates fell by 2% despite the rate increases in July and August. OOIL’s 3Q23 EBIT is expected to rec


Evergreen to launch Thailand-Vietnam-Philippine (TVP) service

Evergreen will launch a new Thailand-Vietnam-Philippine (TVP) service from 25 September 2023. The service will turn in 28 days using 4 ships of 1,900 teu and call at Hong Kong, Shekou, Nansha, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Kaohsiung, Manila (North Port), Subic Bay, Hong Kong. The 4 ships to be deployed on the initial cycle are the 1,930 teu KANWAY LUCKY and the 1,984 teu trio EVER CLEAR, EVER COPE and EVER CORE. Evergreen TVP service


Flatlining revenue trend for Taiwanese carriers

The three main Taiwanese carriers' July revenue came out flat MoM but remained down 67% YoY. The three liners' aggregate revenue held steady at $1.4 Bn a month which is 70% lower than the cycle peak in January 2022 but remain 40% above the average level before 2020. Long haul trade volumes have rebounded in July based on Linerlytica's capacity and utilization data, but the average freight rates based on the CCFI was down 5% MoM in July. EMC, the Taiwan listed arm of the Evergreen Group, was t

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