K Line Settles Lawsuit Against APL Logistics
APL Logistics and K Line have announced that they have settled in a legal dispute, that sparked when employees from the logistics company spread bankruptcy rumours about the Japanese carrier."In September 2016, employees of APL Logistics Ltd.(APLL) sent erroneous e-mails to its customers which were not based on the facts regarding our financial situation. We thereafter filed a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court in December 2016 demanding damages in relation to such e-mails," said a press release from K Line.It continued: "APL and its parent company…
K Line Sues APL Logistics
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K’’ Line) has today filed a civil lawsuit in Tokyo District Court against APL Logistics Ltd. (“APLL”), a Singapore entity which is engaged in international transportation business, seeking compensation for damages arising from APLL employees’ acts of disseminating false information relating to “K” Line. Some of APLL employees have disseminated false information to “K” Line’s clients, which had spread globally, by sending e-mails in which they strongly recommend terminating bookings on “K” Line and shifting to other carriers, because of a potential bankruptcy.
NOL in Acquisition Talks with CMA CGM, Maersk
Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL) has officially confirmed that it is a takeover target of two separate companies: French shipping company CMA CGM and Danish conglomerate AP Moeller-Maersk. As per a report in the Business Times, NOL said in an announcement on Saturday evening that it was in preliminary talks with the two "with respect to a potential acquisition of NOL". "There is no assurance that any such discussions will result in any definitive agreement or transaction, or that any offer for NOL will be made or as to the terms on which any such offer might be made," it said.
Market Rife Merger Talk, NOL Says Not Yet
As Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, Temasek, readied is to sell Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the market has been rife with merger talk with Hong Kong's Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) and Hamburg's Hapag-Lloyd being leading candidates. NOL was in merger talks with Hapag-Lloyd back in 2008, but investors became gun-shy when the market crashed later that year. Japan's NYK and MOL have also been mentioned as suitors. Some say a bid for NOL would make sense now, following the APL Logistics divestment…
$1.7 billion NOL Up for Sale. Will Hapag-Lloyd Buy?
Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund Temasek Holdings has put Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) up for sale, says a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report. The WSJ reported that Temasek was in talks with one buyer in recent months but the two sides could not agree on a price for the loss-making company. The WSJ put NOL's market capitalization at 2.3 billion Singapore dollars ($1.7 billion). The report, citing unnamed sources, said the liner company has been "shopped to prospective buyers" in recent months. NOL is about 67 per cent owned by Temasek, going by Bloomberg data.
NOL Sells APL Logistics to Kintetsu
Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has sold APL Logistics (APLL) to Kintetsu World Express (KWE) for $1.2 billion in a stunning deal that gives the Singapore-listed group a net gain of more than $900 million. The KWE Group considers the establishment of a management base that can compete on a par with European and U.S. competitors in the global market to be one of the Group’s management priorities. In its Medium-Term Management Plan, released in May 2013, the entire Group is engaging in these measures.
NOL Reports $20m 3Q Profit
NOL Group reported net profits of $20 million for the third quarter of 2013, and year-to-date net profits of $61 million. The Group posted year-to-date Core EBIT improvement of 33% or $42 million, from a $127 million deficit in the same period last year. Singapore-based NOL attributed the better showing so far this year to its continuing focus on operational efficiency and cost management. Its two operating companies – APL and APL Logistics – both delivered better 2013 year-to-date performances at the Core EBIT level compared to the same period in 2012.
NOL Reports $208m Year-On-Year Improvement
Global container shipping and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported fourth quarter 2012 Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) loss of US$69 million, a 75% improvement in the key profitability measure from a year ago. The Group posted a full year net loss of US$419 million, mainly due to a first quarter net loss (before non-recurring items) of US$255 million and one-time charges of US$108 million. Singapore-based NOL also said that its efficiency programme delivered US$504 million of cost savings, which is in line with its 2012 target.
NOL Reports $50 Million Profit
Increased operational efficiency, better market conditions boost Group’s performance. NOL Group reported net earnings of $50 million for the third quarter of 2012, a $141 million turnaround from the $91 million net loss in the third quarter of 2011. It was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2010 that the global container shipping and logistics group posted a net profit. Singapore-based NOL attributed the improvement in financial performance to increased cost efficiencies, stable rates and volume growth.
NOL Reports Shipping Business EBIT Turnaround in Q2 2012
Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) Group reports US$57 million Year-on-Year improvement in Core EBIT. NOL Group report second quarter 2012 Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) of US$16 million, a US$57 million turnaround in the key profitability measure from a year ago. NOLs container shipping line, APL, reported second quarter Core EBIT of US$7 million. It was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2010 that the shipping business has been profitable. NOL attributed the result to improved freight rates and its efforts to control expenses and improve efficiency.
NOL Group: $254m 1Q Loss
NOL Group, the Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, reported a first quarter 2012 net loss of 254 million compared to a net loss of $10 million in the same period last year. NOL said high fuel costs and low freight rates in container shipping affected first quarter 2012 performance. NOL said that in the first quarter of 2012 it achieved about $100 million of cost savings under its ongoing programme and it is on track to achieve $500 million worth of savings for 2012. The savings were primarily through reduced fuel consumption and improved operational costs.
NOL Group Reports $478m Loss
NOL Group today reported a $478 mnet loss in 2011 following net earnings of $461m in 2010. The container shipping and logistics company said unsettled economic conditions, high fuel costs and lower freight rates impacted results. "Recent freight rates show signs of improvement. However the global economy remains uncertain. The container shipping industry continues to face high fuel costs and overcapacity. “The performance of container shipping is disappointing.” said Group CEO Ng Yat Chung. “Over-capacity and higher fuel costs have negatively affected the whole container shipping industry.
Four Honors for NOL at Asian Freight Awards
SINGAPORE, 27 APRIL 2011 – NOL Group won accolades for excellence in Shipping and Logistics and CEO Ron Widdows received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards here tonight. Both of NOL’s principal businesses were honored at one of the longest-running awards tributes in the Asian transportation sector. Container carrier APL was named Best Shipping Line in the Transpacific and Asia-Europe trades. APL Logistics won in the category of Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea Freight.
NOL Group Reports $10M Q1 Net Loss
NOL Group, the Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, today reported a first quarter 2011 net loss of US$10 million compared to a net loss of US$98 million in the same period last year. NOL said first quarter 2011 revenue was US$2.4 billion, up 16% from a year ago. First quarter Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) was US$13 million, compared to a Core EBIT loss of US$74 million in the same period last year. “In spite of year-over-year volume growth…
NOL Group reports $67m loss in 1H 2011
Global container shipping and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported a net loss of $67 million for the first half of 2011 compared to a $1 million net profit in the same period a year ago. The Group said it lost $57 million in the second quarter of 2011. NOL reported a 9% revenue increase in the first half of 2011 to US$4.595 billion. It announced a Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) loss of US$28 million. The Group said first half 2011 results were affected by higher operating costs, especially for fuel, and declining freight rates.
APL Logistics wins Emerson Rosemount’s Supplier Award
APL Logistics has received the best supplier award from global manufacturing technology giant Emerson’s Rosemount business unit for the second year in a row. Tom Moser, President of Emerson Process Management, handed out the 2010 Supplier of the Year award to the global third party logistics provider in Rosemount’s annual strategic supplier summit held at Minneapolis, Minnesota, last month. “It’s an honor for APL Logistics to be recognized by Emerson Rosemount two years in a row,” said Tony Zasimovich, APL Logistics’ Vice President for International Logistics Services.
New NOL Group CEO Takes Over Tomorrow
NOL Group has completed the transition to a new CEO and that Ng Yat Chung will take the helm of the global transport and logistics company October 1, 2011. Mr. Ng, an NOL Executive Director since May, will succeed Ron Widdows who retires from the company Dec. 31. “We have completed the implementation of our executive succession plan and are moving ahead under Yat Chung,” said NOL Chairman Cheng Wai Keung. Mr. Ng, a former Temasek Holdings executive and one-time Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Army, takes control of a leading name in trade, transportation and logistics.