Maersk: Container Outlook Uncertain
Maersk Shares Fall on Trade War Fears
The world's largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk, warned trade headwinds would slow growth this year, sending its shares down 10 percent on Thursday.Maersk is also moving ahead with spinning off Maersk Drilling, announcing it expected its new listing in Copenhagen to begin trading on April 4.Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, warned that growth in the number of containers being moved around the world would deteriorate further this year.It expected global container growth of 1-3 percent in 2019…
Maersk Cuts 2018 Guidance, Eyes Market Recovery
Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk slashed its 2018 earnings forecast on Tuesday due to weak second-quarter freight rates and higher prices for bunker fuel, although the downgrade was smaller than feared, analysts said.The world's biggest container shipper also said spot freight rates have restored after a significant drop in the second quarter, and that its volumes are growing in line with the market.Following the unexpected announcement, Maersk's share price initially…
Maersk to Pay $4 Bln for Hamburg Sud
The world's biggest container shipping company Maersk Line will pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.02 billion) for its acquisition of smaller German rival Hamburg Sud, it said on Friday. Combined, the two companies will be able to realise annual operational savings of about $350 million to $400 million, Maersk Line said in a statement fleshing out detail on the deal announced in December. "By keeping Hamburg Sud as a separate and well-run company, we will limit the transaction and integration risks and costs while still extracting the operational synergies…
Maersk Heir Takes Top Post in Holding Company
The grandson of Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, who transformed A.P. Moller-Maersk into an international conglomerate, was on Monday appointed chief executive of the holding company behind the Danish shipping giant. The move sends a signal that the Maersk family will remain an active owner of the listed company, but it also distances the heir from daily operations, analysts said. Robert Maersk Uggla, 38, who has been CEO of Maersk-owned tug boat operator Svitzer since 2012, will take on the position as CEO of A.P. Moller Holding on Sept. 1., the company said. "Given the development of A.P.
Vestas, Investors Await U.S Wind Tax Break Decision
Shareholders in Danish wind turbines maker Vestas are anxiously waiting for U.S. lawmakers to decide if a crucial tax break for wind power will be extended, as a favorable decision could send its share price bouncing up by over 10%, according to analysts. The Production Tax Credit (PTC) is one of 55 expired corporate tax breaks, or "extenders", that Congress has to deal with during its session in November and December. A PTC extension could be contentious as some Republicans are opposed but there is a reasonable chance it would be passed as part of a broader package at the end of the year…
Maersk Shares Fall Following China's P3 Alliance Refusal
A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday it had abandoned a planned ship pooling network after China's Ministry of Commerce surprisingly announced it had not approved it. Maersk shares were down 6.2 percent at 1100 GMT compared with a 0.7 percent fall in the Danish benchmark index . The idea, known as P3 and announced last June, called for the company along with Swiss firm Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and France's CMA CGM to pool about 250 ships to cut costs. "This is very negative for Maersk.