Hapag-Lloyd

Services

Hapag-Lloyd/Arkas adds Dakar call on West Africa Express (WAX)/Europe Africa Service (EAS)

The North Europe-West Africa service jointly operated by Hapag-Lloyd/Arkas will be expanded to add a new southbound call at Dakar. The service is branded as the West Africa Express (WAX)/Europe Africa Service (EAS) respectively by Hapag-Lloyd and Arkas. The new rotation will start from 7 May 2023 and call at Antwerp, Le Havre, Tanger Med, Dakar, Tema, Abidjan, Tanger Med, Antwerp. The service turns in 4 weeks and deploys 3 ships of 4,250 teu from Hapag-Lloyd and one 2,500 teu ship from Arkas.

Services

Hapag-Lloyd to launch West Africa 1 (WA1) service

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new West Africa 1 (WA1) service that connects Tanger Med, Nouakchott, Freetown, Conakry, Monrovia, Tanger Med from 15 May 2023. The new service will be operated on a fortnightly frequency and turn in 4 weeks using 2 ships of 1,700 teu.

Services

Hapag-Lloyd to launch Vietnam Indonesia Straits (VIS) service

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new Vietnam Indonesia Straits (VIS) service that connects Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Port Klang, Belawan, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City. The new service will turn in 2 weeks and starts from 10 April 2023 with the 1,781 teu CAT LAI EXPRESS that is shifted from the current Singapore-Vietnam Feeder (VNF) service. Hapag-Lloyd's new VIS service rotation

Services

Hapag Lloyd to split Gulf Caribbean Service (GCS)

Hapag-Lloyd is splitting its Gulf Caribbean Service (GCS) service, which connects Houston with Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, into a North and South Loop. The North Loop (GCS) will call Houston, Altamira, Veracruz, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortes, Caucedo, Kingston, Houston on weekly basis with 3 vessels, beginning with the 2,506 teu MAIRA at Houston on 13 April 2023 followed by the 3,237 teu ANTIBES EXPRESS and 2,357 teu MINERVA. ONE will take slot under its service CX5. The South Loop

Companies

Hapag-Lloyd Guidance’s Track Record

Hapag-Lloyd guided €2-4 Bn in Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for 2023, which would turn out to be the third best year of its operating track record going back to 2003. Hapag-Lloyd has been providing guidance since 2014 prior to its public listing in Nov 2015. An analysis of the Hapag-Lloyd earnings guidance from the past 9 years show Hapag-Lloyd beating their own guidance 6 times and missed only once in 2016. Despite its relatively sound earnings guidance track record, its forecast o

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Hapag Lloyd 4Q inline with guidance

Hapag Lloyd reported preliminary results today (31 Jan) before European market open. EBIT at $3.3bn for 4Q, down 37% QoQ and 21% YoY, tracking above our expectation on better than expected freight rates but broadly in line with guidance.  Average freight rates fell just 15% QoQ in 4Q, comparing to CCFI's 45% QoQ fall.

Services

Hapag-Lloyd / ANL / Maersk / ONE updates Southeast Asia-Australia services

The four carrier partnership of ANL (CMA CGM), Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk and ONE on the SE Asia-Australia route will revise their 3 existing services from March 2023. The first service, branded respectively as the ANL 'AAX-S' (changed from AAX1), Hapag-Lloyd 'SEA', Maersk 'Greater Australia Connect' (GAC) (changed from Cobra) and ONE 'AU1', will call at Port Klang, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle, Port Kelang from 9 March 2023 with the 8,400 teu MAERSK STRALSUND .

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd takes slots on CMA CGM's FAL3 service

Hapag-Lloyd will take slots from CMA CGM on the Asia-North Europe FAL3 service (operated as the OCEAN Alliance NEU5) starting from 14 February 2023. The service connects Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Tangier, Southampton, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Tangier, Jeddah, Qingdao with Hapag-Lloyd not participating on the calls at Tangier. Hapag-Lloyd will brand the services as the FE9, which will add to the existing Hapag-Lloyd Asia-Europe services operated through THE Alliance o

Services

Hapag-Lloyd withdraws China-Germany (CGX) service, adds Wilhemshaven call on FE2

Hapag-Lloyd will withdraw its China-Germany Express (CGX) service with the last sailing scheduled to depart from Shanghai on 1 February 2023 with the 4,043 teu LIMARI. The service was first launched on 9 April 2022 as a 2 port shuttle service connecting Dachan Bay and Wilhemshaven to turn in 56 days, offering a direct weekly link from China to Germany with a one way transit time of 27 days. The original plan to call at Hamburg was replaced by the call at Wilhemshaven before the launch due to

Financials

Container Liner Earnings Release Schedule

Container liners Q4 earnings report will likely be a turning point of this earning cycle, underlined by the 45% QoQ drop in average CCFI index. Listed Taiwanese liners have released their revenue report in the second week of January. The up coming liner revenue or earning reports IF they follow last year's release schedule would be as follows (last year release date): 1. Maersk preliminary results (14 Jan); 2. Matson profit alert (19 Jan); 3. OOCL operating updates (24 Jan); 4. COSCO prof

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