Wan Hai

Services

Wan Hai revises Asia America IV (AA5) rotation

Wan Hai has revised the rotation of its Asia America IV (AA5) transpacific service with the call at Taipei dropped while a new call at Seattle is added. The revised rotation started from November 2022 and calls at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach, Seattle, Qingdao. The service will turn in 6 weeks but it being downgraded with just 2 ships of 3,013 teu  deployed in January and February 2023, with 4 blanked sailings on each 6 week cycle.

Services

Wan Hai streamlines FE-USEC AA9 service

Wan Hai's Asia America 9 (AA9)/Asia America Service IX connecting Far East-US East Coast has been streamlined into a eastbound round-the-world rotation with a new call at Philadelphia added since 18 August 2022 as  well as new calls at Balboa and Shanghai added since October 2022. The AA9 rotation calls at Haiphong, Shekou, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Qingdao, Balboa, Charleston, Philadelphia, New York, Suez (Canal), Haiphong. The revised service avoids the persistent congestion at Norfolk and Sava

Services

PIL/CUL/ESL/KMTC/RCL/Wan Hai upgrade Middle East Gulf-China Service

The Middle East Gulf-China service that is jointly operated by a consortium of 6 carriers (PIL/CUL/ESL/KMTC/RCL/Wan Hai) will be upgraded from 9 January 2023 with new calls at Hamad and Singapore (westbound). The revised rotation will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Shekou, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Singapore, Shanghai. The service was first launched in November 2021 and is branded respectively as the Gulf China Service (GCS) by PIL and KMTC, Asia Gulf Express (AGX) by CUL, Gulf Ch

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.

Companies

Wanhai profit drop 28% QoQ

Wanhai reported after Friday (11 Nov 2022) closed. Net profit dropped 42% YoY and 28% QoQ. Not much surprises since the top line has been reported few weeks ago and the QoQ quantum drop in pre tax earnings eg NTD12bn is similar to the top line QoQ drop. Liners with less contracted business ratio is still see greater earnings drop near term.

Companies

TWN Liners October top line fell but fell less than CCFI

EMC, YMM and WHL reported October top line. In aggregate, which provide better read through for the industry, revenue in USD fell 15% MoM and 33% YoY, probably would be taken as positive surprises since the fall is less than CCFI. As additional context for this set of October figures, the Taiwanese liners' revenue fell more more than CCFI during September.

Services

Wan Hai upgrades transpacific capacity despite the suspension of 2 transpacific services calling Oakland/Seattle

Wan Hai will withdraw 2 of its Far East-US West Coast services calling at Oakland and Seattle, but will retain its remaining 4 transpacific services that serves the US West Coast (2 services) and the US East Coast (2 services) with an increase in overall capacity as its first 13,200 teu ships are introduced on the trade. The Asia America Service I (AA1) willl be withdrawn with the last sailing scheduled to depart from Shekou on 16 October 2022 with the 1,708 teu TOKYO TOWER. The service calls a

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

WHL and YMM Aug Revenue Add Confirmation To Industry Wide Downcycle

WHL and YMM also reported their August revenue last week, after EMC. WHL's August revenue fell 20% YoY, 12% MoM and 40% from its peak in Jan 2022. YMM's August revenue also fell both YoY and MoM. If the same MoM pace continues for Sep, the three Taiwanese liners will likely report 9% M0M lower top line and hence 7% QoQ lower top line for for 3Q 2022. Liner industry reported about 58% EBIT margin and 50% net profit margin during 2Q 2022. So on the ballpark, every 1% drop in top line would mean

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

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