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ISSUE 8 2020

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exceptionally high quarterly profits

lines record Shipping

Shipping lines are indicating profits despite a tough year for

economies around the

globe largely due to COVID-19. Announcements in November indicate positive news from a wide host of steamship lines. Maersk announced that

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pickup in demand. Revenue fell by 1.4% on the year, less than corporate executives had expected. According to its earnings report, declines in the company’s Ocean and Gateway Terminals operations were “partially offset by a revenue increase in Logistics & Services of 11% due to acquisitions.” Maersk faced a sharp drop

in volumes in the previous quarter but realized a spike in demand in the third quarter as measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic were eased around the world. Container shipping group CMA CGM reported that its shipping activity remained strong in the final quarter of 2020 after a rebound from initial coronavirus-related disruption boosted the French company’s profits.


point for

CMA CGM executives to

strong e-commerce

shipments as


coronavirus pandemic shifts consumer demand online. COSCO Shipping Holdings

Co. said its nine-month net profit jumped 82% from a year earlier, driven by higher revenue and investment income. Net profit for the

January-to-September period was $576.7 million. Revenue grew 5.5% from a year earlier, mainly driven by container shipping. Israeli carrier Zim

announced its highest quarterly profits in Q3 net profit of $144.4 million, a whopping 2,818% increase over the $5 million it recorded in the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted ebitda of $262.1

million in the third quarter was also a record, and compares with $106.8 million in Q3 19, representing an increase of 145.4%. Total revenues for the period were $1.013 billion, its highest level for eight years and an increase of 20.3% over the $842m it earned in the third quarter of 2019. “While market conditions

were favorable in some trades, we are still facing the challenges of the pandemic, and market volatility remains high,” said Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO. “Nevertheless, our agile

response to market

developments enabled us to perform better than ever in the current ‘new reality’ and deliver these excellent results.” This year ZIM continued

to expand its global network, attending to customers new products’ demand. Improved commercial and service performance levels have resulted in outstanding financial and operational performance during the third quarter of 2020. “Following the successful

launch of new specialized services for the fast-growing

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e-commerce sector, we further expanded our reach and our offer to customers,” Glickman said. “During the quarter we also announced several new initiatives, aimed at harnessing our technological and innovative expertise to shipping-related fields.”

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