News ID: 69417 |
Publish Date: 09:42 - 15 October 2016

Red Line in Japan's NYK

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Oct 7 Nippon Yusen, Japan's biggest shipper by sales, warned it would book a $1.9 billion hit to first-half income, after the industry's deepening slump forced it to write down the value of container ships and other assets.

Red Line in JapanAccording to MANA, The shock writedown is the latest symptom of the dramatic slowdown in the container shipping sector.
Weaker global trade, and in particular softer demand from China, has battered freight rates and left hundreds of ships idle.
"It's really a perfect storm - NYK is a very diversified company with about 30 percent of their revenues coming from the containers business and almost 40 percent from bulk transportation," Ralph Leszczynski, head of research at ship broker Banchero Costa in Singapore.
The shipping industry has been hobbled by losses and debt, with NYK among the most indebted with a $7.2 billion net debt burden at the end of June.
Prior to the warning, shares in the group had closed up 4.6 percent at 206 yen, giving it a market value of $3.4 billion.
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