Carrier 2018 Financial Performance Overview
In the current situation, the overview of the carrier’s results reads as a history book. In general, with the usual exception of HMM and Yang Ming, the outcomes of the main carriers are quite good. For some, the results are very much affected by bookkeeping gains (Cosco Shipping) or losses (Maersk). As usual, SITC and Wan Hai managed to perform very well, as did, after several rounds of consolidation, Hapag-Lloyd. However, with the corona crisis in full swing, for 2020, the situation will be entirely different. Obviously, past performance is no guarantee for future results.
Ten carriers provided enough information to calculate revenues and operating profit per TEU carried. An overview shows that in 2019 most carriers posted
revenues per TEU in line with or slightly higher than those of the year earlier. HMM and Yang Ming were the only ones who did not earn enough to even cover
their operating expenses.
Reposting from DynaLiners, 03-04-2020