HMM and NYK Bulk & Projects (NBP) have signed a collaboration agreement on 19 December 2022 to jointly operate a weekly break-bulk liner service between the Far East and Middle East. HMM currently operates 4 owned mpp ships of 30,100 dwt/1,888 teu equipped with 2 heavy-lift cranes of 320 tons that can be combined to lift 640 tons. It also charters in 1 to 2 heavy lift ships from AAL from a cooperation arrangement concluded in 2018. These mpp ships are mostly deployed on the Middle East route,
The main carriers’ average EBIT margins fell by 3.4% from the 2Q peak of 54.3% to 50.9%. However, the gap between individual carriers are widening, with some notable drops at Wan Hai (down 13.0%), OOCL (down 8.3%), HMM (down 6.8%) and Yang Ming (down 6.1%). Carriers with a larger share on the Asia-US West Coast have suffered the largest margin erosion, with a sharper drop expected in 4Q 2022 as the rate malaise has spread to other tradelanes.
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
The new service, China Vietnam Thailand (CVT), will start with SKY RAINBOW calling Incheon on June 25.
HMM’s new Far East-India-Latin America Service (FIL) will skip the planned westbound Durban call and connect India directly with the East Coast of South America. The new service was launched on 7 December 2021 and was supposed to call at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Kattupalli, Durban, Santos, Paranagua, Itapoa, Navegantes, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Busan. The service is supposed to turn in 12 weeks, but currently deploys only 6 ships of 4,700 teu to 6,8
The Samra Midas (SM) group has built a small stake in HMM, after its wholly owned subsidiary SM Line added 613,438 shares in HMM for $14m on 29 December 2021, bringing its holdings to 2.41m shares or 0.49%. Another SM Group company, bulk carrier operator Korea Shipping holds 2.15m HMM shares, or 0.44%, bring the SM Group's total shareholdings in HMM to 0.93%. The move comes after SM Line ditched plans to raise up to KRW 846 Bn ($722m) from an initial public offering (IPO) on 3 November 2021. SM
HMM has launched a new Far East-India-Latin America (FIL) service that will call at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Kattupalli, Durban, Santos, Paranagua, Itapoa, Itajai, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Busan. The first sailing was on 7 December 2021 with the 3,190 teu HYUNDAI GOODWILL. 7 ships of 3,190 to 3,650 teu will be deployed the service will a full rotation that will take 12 weeks in total. The service will initially run on a fortnightly frequency and is expe
The delivery dates of HMM's giant boxships will remain largely unchanged despite COVID-19