OOCL

Services

COSCO/OOCL adds India-USEC AWES/ISE service

COSCO and OOCL have launched a new Southeast Asia-US East Coast service via Mundra in India. The service is marketed by COSCO as the Asia-US East Coast Express Service South (AWES) and by OOCL as the India-Southeast Asia East Coast (ISE). The AWES/ISE calls at Singapore, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Mundra, Suez Canal, New York, Norfolk, Boston, Suez Canal, Singapore using 10 ships of 3,500-4,250 teu starting from 6 January 2023 at Cai Mep with the 3,534 teu GOTTFRIED SCHULTE.

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

Services

CMA CGM introduces Turkey Express (TUX) service to USEC replacing Yang Ming as partner in EMA service with COSCO, OOCL & ONE

CMA CGM has joined COSCO, OOCL and ONE on the East Mediterranean America (EMA) service, replacing Yang Ming as the 4th partner on the Med-USEC service. CMA CGM sells the service as the Turkey Express (TUX), with its participation commencing from 25 November 2022 with the introduction of the 4,360 teu CMA CGM LAPIS to the service. It will join 5 other ships of 4,200-5,00 teu, of which 2 are operated by COSCO and ONE, and 1 by OOCL. The service currently calls at Iskenderun, Aliaga, Ambarli, Pir

Service cancellations

COSCO withdraws CENX and SEAX transpacific services from 2023 OCEAN Alliance Day 7 product

COSCO will withdraw its CENX "Prince Port Express Line" transpacific service that connects Qingdao, Shanghai, Prince Rupert, Qingdao. The last sailing was made by the 4,250 teu XIN YING KOU that departed from Qingdao on 12 November 2022. The CENX was first launched on 26 October 2021 by COSCO using 5 ships of 4,200-5,000 teu. In April 2022, OCEAN Alliance partners OOCL and CMA CGM began to participate on the service, branding it as the Pacific China North 2 (PCN2) and Great Lakes Express (GLX)

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

Companies

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

Companies

Another strong results for OOIL

OOIL's 22H1 revenue was $1.25bn bn higher than that in 21H2. Given the $1.25bn increase came mostly from HoH higher freight rates, most of such increase could show up in the net profit.

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