22 Mei 2017

[220517.EN.SEA] CMA CGM Profit Up 91pc to US$86 Million in Q1 as Sales Soar 35.9pc

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM enjoyed a 91.1 per cent nominal first quarter net profit increase to US$86 million, drawn on revenues $4.6 billion, up 35.9 per cent year.

"For the first time since 2011, the APL shipping operations registered satisfactory quarterly results with a return to profitability," said the CMA CGM statement.

"Although the shipping industry still faces strong headwinds, we are confident our strategy should improve operational results over the next quarter, leveraging the new OCEAN ALLIANCE," said CMA CGM Group CEO Rodolphe Saade.

Our strong performance is due to the confidence our clients continue to show in us as a reliable and dependable business partner, he said.

"For the first time in less than a year after its acquisition, APL has contributed positively to our group¡¦s resultsd," Mr Saade said.

In addition, CMA CGM focused on profitability. The increase of average revenue per container carried led overall revenue to rise faster than volumes, said the company statement.

"It achieved a gross operating income of $56 million, or a 4.4 per cent core EBIT margin, thanks to the combined benefit of higher revenue per unit and cost control. Its net result was also a profit of $26 million," said the company.

On February 14, CMA CGM and Alibaba One Touch agreed on the implementation of a new digital cooperation policy, providing access to CMA CGM's service offerings via the Alibaba platform.

The CMA CGM strategy consists indeed in leveraging digitalisation to foster growth and improve performance.

On April 1, the deployment of largest operational shipping alliance, OCEAN ALLIANCE started. CMA CGM is the leading player of that alliance.

"CMA CGM and its subsidiaries, including APL, customers have been appreciative of the group's unique transport solution combining the 40 shipping lines encompassed by this alliance with logistics and intermodal solutions," the company said.

CMA CGM also signed a joint-venture agreement with the ADANI group to operate the new container terminal (CT4) at Mundra, India’s big container port, situated north of Mumbai.

CT4 will be the only port terminal on India’s west coast accommodating the world's largest containerships.


Source : HKSG.

[220517.ID.BIZ] Perpres Terbit, PT KAI Gerak Cepat Cari Dana

JAKARTA. Berbekal Peraturan Presiden Nomor 49 tahun 2017 tentang percepatan pembanguan Light Rail Transit (LRT), PT Kereta Api Indonesia akan segera merealisasikan pembiayaan proyek kereta ringan Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi.

Direktur Logistik dan Pengembangan, Budi Noviantoro pembiayaan LRT Jabodebek akan dilakukan dari pembiayaan Penyertaan Modal Negara (PMN) sebesar Rp 9 triliun. Dengan rincian yang akan diberikan pemerintah sebesar Rp 5,6 triliun, yang akan berproses di DPR dahulu.

Kemudian PMN yang dimiliki KAI sejak 2015 sebesar Rp 2 triliun yang akan segera direlokasi ke Adhi Karya di tahun ini. Satu lagi, ialah PMN Adhi Karya sebesar Rp 1,4 triliun.

Kemudian untuk sisa pendanaannya sebesar Rp 18 triliun, PT KAI akan segera mengajukan pinjaman ke perbankan secara bertahap dengan bunga yang diajukan 8,25%. Budi bilang, PT KAI tidak akan menerbitkan obligasi untuk pendanaan LRT.

"Kami sedang mengajukan pinjaman ke perbankan. Saya berharap tahun ini pinjamannya bisa cair sekitar 4 triliun rupiah,"kata Budi pada KONTAN, Minggu (21/5).

Saat ini PT. KAI juga sedang berproses pembelian rangkaian kereta LRT. Budi bilang secara bertahap selama 18 bulan akan dikirimkan sebanyak 31 set kereta dengan enam gerbong setiap rangkaiannya. Maka itu ia optimistis proyek LRT Jabodebek akan rampung pada Mei 2019.

Jika LRT sudah siap digunakan, kata Budi akan mengurangi 15% kemacetan di Jabodebek. Dengan target 170 ribu penumpang per hari, akan terus ditingkatkan hingga 420 ribu orang per hari.

"Kita mulai dengan 170 ribu penumpang per hari, mudah-mudahan selama sepuluh tahun bisa mencapai 420 ribu penumpang per hari. Ini akan memgurangi kemacetan, karena orang tidak ada pilihan lain,"pungkas Budi.

Direktur Utama PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Budi Harto mengatakan progres pembangunan LRT saat ini baru 15% dengan dana yang terserap Rp 3,3 triliun. Dana tersebut berasal dari PMN yang mereka miliki sebesar Rp 1,4 triliun dan sisanya sebesar Rp 1,9 triliun berasal dari pinjaman perbankan. Untuk itu, Adhi Karya menunggu PT KAI untuk segera merelokasikan PMN yang PT KAI miliki sebanyak Rp 2 triliun ke Adhi karya.

"Nanti akan segera ada pembayaran dari PT KAI, mereka tinggal memindahkan PMN nya dari peruntukan untuk di Sumatera ke LRT Jabodek senilai 2 triliun rupiah. Mudah-mudahan habis lebaran selesai,"jelas Budi Harto.


Sumber : Kontan, 21.05.17.

21 Mei 2017

[210517.EN.BIZ] Philippines, Singapore Sign 'White Shipping' Deal to Enhance Info Sharing

THE navies of Singapore and the Philippines have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen relations.

The "White Shipping" MoU underscores the "need to enhance information sharing" in relation to the White Shipping that covers commercial vessels, passenger liners, pleasure craft and fishing boats, reported Manila's GMA News.

The agreement also paves the way for the establishment of policies and procedures to facilitate "reciprocal protection of information" relating to White Shipping between the two nations, in a bid to enhance maritime awareness and strengthen existing bilateral relations.

The signing was part of the Philippine Navy's participation in the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Navy, under the theme of: "RSN50: Maritime Nation, Maritime Force."

Source : HKSG.

[210517.ID.BIZ] Pelindo I Layani Kapal Pembangkit Listrik Asal Turki

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA - PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero) atau Pelindo 1 melayani Kapal Karadeniz Powership Onur Sultan yaitu kapal pembangkit listrik atau Marine Vessel Power Plant (MVPP) yang disewa oleh PT PLN (Persero) dari Pemerintah Turki. Kapal MVPP salah satu terbesar di dunia ini memiliki panjang/Length Over All (LOA) sebesar 295,82 meter, lebar 46 meter dan GRT (Gross Register Tonnage) sebesar 90.084 ton.

Kapal MVPP berbendera Liberia ini sudah berlabuh di perairan Belawan sejak Jumat  malam, 19 Mei dan disandarkan di Dermaga Khusus PLTU Sicanang, Belawan pada tanggal 21 Mei 2017.

"Pelindo 1 telah menyiapkan pelayanan pemanduan dan penundaan untuk melayani proses sandar kapal ini di Dermaga Khusus PLTU Sicanang, Belawan. Untuk pelayanan kapal MVPP ini, Pelindo 1 telah menyiapkan 7 kapal tunda, 3  orang pandu/pilot, dan penyiapan alur" jelas General Manajer Pelabuhan Belawan, Yarham Harid, melalui siaran pers, Minggu (21/5/2017).

Selain itu, juga memastikan kesiapan proses pelayanan kapal ini melalui koordinasi dan supervisi dengan berbagai pihak seperti  Syahbandar dan  OP.  "Pengecekan sarana prasarana dan kesiapan pekerja di lapangan menjadi faktor penting agar pelayanan kapal ini dapat berjalan lancar dan efisien," tambah Fiona Sari Utami, ACS Humas Pelindo 1.

Keberadaan MVPP ini diharapkan dapat menutupi serta mengantisipasi defisit listrik dalam jangka pendek dan memperkuat sistem kelistrikan di Sumatera bagian Utara dengan kapasitas daya 240 MW , dimana kapasitas ini dapat ditingkatkan hingga 480 MW. Sehingga tidak ada lagi masalah pemadamam listrik di wilayah Sumatera bagian Utara. Kapal ini diberangkatkan dari Istanbul, Turki  pada bulan April lalu, yang serah terimanya dilakukan langsung oleh Gubernur Sumatera Utara, T. Erry Nuradi.


Sumber : BIsnis Indonesia, 21.05.17.

16 Mei 2017

[160517.EN.SEA] Yang Ming Narrows Quarterly Loss 75.3pc to US$29 Million

TAIWAN's Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp posted a net loss of TWD901 million (US$29 million) in the first quarter of 2017, according to the company's most recent financial statements.

The Taiwanese ocean carrier was still optimistic about the results, however, noting that the loss was - marked reduction of 75.3 per cent compared to the same period last year -when the shipping line posted a loss of TWD3.7 billion.

Consolidated revenues in the first quarter totalled TWD30.2 billion, up 11.6 per cent from previous year. Container volumes in the first quarter grew 14 per cent year on year to 1.13 million TEU.

Yang Ming (America) Corp president Wen Jin Lee, said in a statement he believes the forecast for Yang Ming in 2017 is bright, as evidenced by the company's performance in the most recent quarters.

A full financial recovery will take time and a long-term commitment on the part of the company, and cannot be achieved in a single quarter, but an analysis of Yang Ming's results shows the recovery is already underway, said Mr Lee.

Yang Ming said since the third quarter of last year the company has improved its operating performance and introduced more cost control measures, such as abandoning loss-incurring shipping routes, cutting down on operations costs, and rationalising agency businesses and organisations.

"All these efforts have proved greatly effective," the company said, noting that industry studies indicate container shipping capacity and demand are coming into better balance and the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index, which measures composite freight rates on east-west trades, has been rising.

At a shareholder meeting in December 2016, Yang Ming said it planned a recapitalisation plan to raise approximately TWD10 billion in new capital through a number of private offerings scheduled through the end of 2017.

In February, Yang Ming concluded the first round of issuance, acquiring US$54 million in investments from various public and private entities.

The company said it expects to announce the details and identities of a second round of investors next month when it completes that offering and will continue with the remaining rounds of issuance to achieve its recapitalisation goal by the end of the year, American Shipper reported.

Source : HKSG.

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15 Mei 2017

[150517.EN.BIZ] China's Central Bank Sees Difficulties Funding Belt And Road Scheme

PEOPLE's Bank of China vice governor Yi Gang is seeking support from international lenders to fund "Belt and Road Initiative" projects, reports Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

His revelations came just ahead of the this week's Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, when leaders from 29 countries and regions will gather in Beijing to learn more about the blueprint for China's trade scheme.

Infrastructure and other key projects in belt and road countries had "strong demand for - financing," and support from the global market was "desperately needed," Mr Yi said in an interview with People's Daily.

While the plan is designed to speed development in Asia, Europe and Africa, the Asian Development Bank says there is a US$26 trillion funding gap in the infrastructure projects that will be required in Asia alone by 2030.

Source : HKSG.