• ITVI.USA
    15,861.160
    -7.510
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.793
    0.019
    0.7%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.460
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,867.600
    -6.080
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
    -0.570
    -16.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
    0.650
    22%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.240
    -14.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.550
    0.210
    6.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.320
    0.220
    10.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.110
    0.250
    6.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,861.160
    -7.510
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.793
    0.019
    0.7%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.460
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,867.600
    -6.080
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
    -0.570
    -16.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
    0.650
    22%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.240
    -14.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.550
    0.210
    6.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.320
    0.220
    10.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.110
    0.250
    6.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    0.000
    0%
American ShipperShipping

ZIM reports second-quarter loss

Company carried 17 percent more containers, but freight rates were lower and the cost of fuel and charters was higher.

   ZIM reported a net loss in the second quarter of 2018 of $33.2
million, compared to a net profit of $2.3 million in the second quarter
of 2017, as a strong increase in cargo carried was not enough to offset
lower freight rates and higher fuel and charter costs.
   Total
revenues in the second quarter of this year were $803.2 million, 7.7
percent more than in the $745.7 million ZIM reported in the second
quarter of 2017.
   The company was able to boost revenue because of
an 17.1 percent increase in containers carried — 772,000 TEU in the
second quarter of 2018 compared to 659,000 TEU in the second quarter of
2017. Average freight rate per TEU fell to $907 per TEU in the second
quarter of 2018, a 9.9 percent drop from $1,007 in the second quarter of
2017.
   Eli Glickman, the president and chief executive officer of
ZIM, said the second quarter of 2018 was characterized by the continued
rise in fuel prices and chartering rates, as well as low freight rates,
all with a negative impact on the results of carriers, including ZIM.
  
In July, ZIM announced a long-term strategic cooperation with Maersk
and MSC on five services between Asia and the U.S. East Coast.
   ZIM
said that agreement is expected to bring considerable efficiencies and
savings, along with a far improved service portfolio, supporting ZIM’s
strategy going forward.”

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.

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