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09 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:22 GMT+2



August 3, 2022

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New quarter with record financial results for the group Maersk

In the period April-June the volumes of cargo transported from the container fleet have decreased by -7.4%

In the second quarter of this year, for the third quarter consecutively, the Danish shipowning group A.P. Møller-Mærsk recorded a new historical record of quarterly revenues having totaled a value of 21.65 billion dollars, with a increase of +52.1% on the second quarter of 2021. The new peak historical was determined by the new record of revenues generated by the Ocean division that groups the activities of containerized maritime transport that constitute the core business of the Danish group. In the second quarter of 2022, in fact, the turnover of the divisions amounted to 17.41 billion dollars, a value that represents a growth of +57.3% on the same period and the new maximum value ever recorded by the group, record that Maersk breaks quarter after quarter since the last period quarterly of 2020.

In the second quarter of this year the group marked new record values also in relation to the gross operating margin that is attested to 10,34 billion dollars (+103.9%), to the profit operating amounted to $8.99 billion (+120.1%), and net profit which totalled 8.62 billion dollars (+130.1%). Also the EBITDA and EBIT of the division alone Ocean have reached record values being equal results respectively to 9,60 billion (+118.1%) and 8,53 billion dollars (+138,2%).

In the second quarter of 2022 cargo volumes containerised vehicles transported by the group's ships were found to be equal to 3.10 million 40' containers (feu), with a decrease - the fourth consecutive quarter - by -7.4% on the corresponding last year period. If the trend of the volumes of goods on board is down, while the rapid growth in value continues of sea freight which has been in place since the second quarter of 2020 coinciding with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in all over the world: in the period April-June of this year the value of average freight was $4,983/feu, with a increase of +64.0% on the same period of 2021. It also continues the increase in the cost of fuel in the last five quarters: in the period April-June of this year the average price of the bunker is result of 827 dollars/ton (+74.1%), while consumption of fuel were down by -2.7% having been used 2.65 million tons.

As of June 30, the group's container ship fleet was consisting of 731 ships, of which 318 are owned and 413 are owned rental, for a total load capacity of 4.28 millions of 20' containers (teu).

In the second quarter of this year the activities the group's logistics companies generated revenues of €3.50 billion of dollars (2.17 billion in the same period of 2021), an EBITDA of 337 million (216 million) and an operating profit of 234 million dollars (153 million).

Terminal activities, on the other hand, generated revenues $1.12 billion ($969 million), EBITDA of $400 million (370 million) and an EBIT of 316 million (302 million). Maersk announced that in the second quarter of this year the volumes of containerized cargo handled from the group's terminals have recorded an increase of +1.5%.

In the second quarter of 2022, towing activities and the group's other maritime services achieved revenues of equal to $579 million ($529 million), EBITDA of $81 million ($95 million) million) and an operating profit of 16 million (64 million).








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