• 2017 November 15 08:05

    HHLA posts results for the first nine months of 2017

    Business remained strong and continued to develop positively at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the first nine months of 2017, the company said in its press release. While Group revenue rose by 8.3 percent year-on-year to € 942.8 million, the operating result (EBIT) increased by 22.3 percent to € 155.2 million. The profit after tax and minority interests – the relevant figure for shareholders – grew by 30.2 percent to € 79.3 million. Volumes went up by 10.8 percent in container throughput and 6.8 percent in container transport.
     
    The Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board, Angela Titzrath, commented on the business developments as follows: “HHLA is currently benefiting from the positive trend in both the global economy and world trade, but also from the targeted sales activities and in-depth discussions with our customers which took place in the spring of this year and by which we secured – and in some cases expanded – our market position. We believe that we will achieve the targets forecast for 2017. Although the results are very pleasing, we continue to operate in a challenging market environment. Uncertainty remains in the form of the volatile trend in international trade, which has prompted a structural slowdown in growth over recent years and in the conditions at the Port of Hamburg. We are still waiting for work to commence on the dredging of the river Elbe.”
     
    Container Throughput Benefits from Far East Volumes and Feeder Traffic
    The HHLA container terminals in Hamburg and Odessa have to date handled 5.5 million standard containers (TEU) this year. This is 10.8 percent more than in the period from January to September 2016. Throughput at the three Hamburg terminals climbed even more strongly, by 11.3 percent to 5.2 million TEU. HHLA benefited from the reorganisation of shipping line services here. Growth of 17.3 percent was seen on the high-volume Asian routes, which made a particularly strong contribution to the volume increase in Hamburg. Alongside China – the Port of Hamburg’s most important trading partner – heightened trade with Russia contributed towards a substantial 17.9 percent increase in feeder traffic with the Baltic Sea ports. Revenue in the Container segment rose by 9.9 percent to € 563.6 million (previous year: € 512.7 million). At 21.5 percent, growth in the operating result (EBIT) once again outstripped the rise in volumes, taking it to € 105.2 million (previous year: € 86.6 million).
     
    Further Growth at Intermodal Companies
    The Intermodal segment, the second most important segment in HHLA’s business model, also performed very well. In a highly competitive market environment, HHLA’s transport companies hauled 1.1 million TEU in the first nine months of 2017 and increased container transport by 6.8 percent compared with the same period of the previous year. This trend was driven by growth in both rail and road transport. Revenue in the Intermodal segment grew by 7.7 percent to € 311.8 million (previous year: € 289.5 million). The operating result (EBIT) increased by 10.8 percent to € 55.4 million (previous year: € 50.0 million).
     
    Executive Board Confirms Forecast for Financial Year 2017
    The HHLA Executive Board has confirmed its guidance for the 2017 financial year in light of the Group’s performance over the first nine months. It should be noted that one-off expenses of up to € 10 million are expected in the pro forma Holding/Other segment in the fourth quarter for the harmonisation of the existing pension schemes. These have already been taken into account in the EBIT forecast, however. The Group’s operating result (EBIT) is still expected to be within a range between € 150 million and € 170 million, while the Port Logistics subgroup is expected to generate EBIT within a range between € 135 million and € 155 million, both including possible one-off expenses of up to € 15 million for reorganisation in the Container segment.




2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall
08:34 DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines
08:04 ABS issues AIP for Jiangnan’s LNG Jumbo

2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field