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Companies

Widening Gap In EBIT Margin

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.

Services

OOCL, SeaLead and TSL launch new India-UAE-East Africa service

OOCL, SeaLead and TS Lines will launch a new India-UAE-East Africa service from 22 November 2022 aimed at the Kenya and Tanzania markets. The service will call weekly at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Nhava Sheva, using 4 ships - the 2.174 teu FUTURE from OOCL; the 1,756 teu TS LAEM CHABANG from TS Lines; as well as the 1,200 teu SC MEMPHIS and 1,116 teu  CONTSHIP LEX operated by SeaLead. OOCL brands the service as the Asia-East Africa Service 5 (EAX5) while

Services

COSCO/OOCL add China New Zealand Express (CNX)

COSCO and OOCL will launch a newChina New Zealand Express (CNX) service calling at Shanghai, Shekou, Hong Kong, Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, with an optional call at Napier planned. The first sailing will start on 10 November 2022 by the 2,174 teu ADVANCE with an adhoc Ningbo call on 17 November 2022. The CNX will complement the 2 carriers' current China New Zealand Service (CNS), North Asia Express (JKN) and New Zealand/South East Asia Express (NZS) services. Port of rotation of the new Chi

Companies

Liner revenue rolled over in Sep

OOIL and the Taiwanese liners' revenue reports came out after the market close on Friday (7 Oct). All four liners reported sequentially lower revenue in 3Q. Liners will start to report their 3Q earnings in the coming weeks. These revenue reports suggest 3Q earnings may have come off from this cycle peak in 2Q. Consensus in the capital market is expecting 3Q liner* earnings to be between 4% up and 18% down QoQ. OOIL's 3Q revenue dropped only 5% QoQ while Wanhai's 3Q revenue dropped 18% QoQ. Sequ

Services

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

Companies

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

Services

CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL to launch 4th Northeast Asia-Australia loop

ANL/CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL will launch a new A3 Express (A3X) service connecting Shanghai, Shekou, Brisbane and Sydney from 12 July 2022 (Launch date originally scheduled for 31 May 2022 but have been postponed). The new service will complement ANL/CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL's existing services linking North East Asia with Australia’s east coast that is currently provided through the A3N, A3C and A3S services: A3N Rotation: Yokohama, Osaka, Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Melbourne, Sydney

Earnings

OOIL 22Q1 Top Line Strong

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.

Companies

OOCL's 21H2 results disappoint

OOCL’s second half net profit came out after market about $1bn (i.e. 20%) below our estimate on much higher than expected operating expenses. Having been a more costs efficient operator for most of the past couple decades, OOCL reported much higher unit costs than the industry average for 21H2.

Companies

Earning Report Preview: OOIL

OOIL is likely to report net profit over $5bn for 2H21 and $8.3bn for FY21, in our estimates, beating the average consensus estimates. OOIL reported $2.8bn as net profit for 1H21. In 2H21, revenue increased $2.7bn HoH, driven primarily by the increase in average freight rates...

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