• 2018 August 16 10:58

    DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018

    Global trade enabler DP World today announces robust financial results for the six months to 30 June 2018. On a reported basis, revenue grew 14.4 % and adjusted EBITDA increased by  7.9 %. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 50.3 %, delivering profit  attributable to  owners of the Company, before separately disclosed items 1, of $ 593 million and EPS of 71.5 US cents. On a like - for - like basis, revenue grew 3.0 % and adjusted EBITDA increased by 4.2 % with adjusted EBITDA margin of  54.4 %, and attributable earnings  to owners of the Company increased up by 5.2 %, reflecting the stable trading environment. 

    Results Highlights

    ➢ Revenue of $2, 626 million ( Revenue growth of 14.4 % on reported and 3.0% on like - for - like basis)

    1 Before separately disclosed items (BSDI) primarily excludes non - recurring items. DP World reported a profit in separately disclosed items of $48 million.

    2 Like - for - like at constant currency is without the new addition s at Berbera (Somaliland), Limassol (Cyprus) , Drydocks World (UAE), Dubai Maritime City (UAE),  Cosmos Agencia  Marítima (Peru), Reyser (Spain); the discontinuation of Doraleh (Djibouti), Saigon (Vietnam), ISS (Pakistan);  and normalizes for the consolidation of  DP World Santos (Brazil).

    3 Gross throughput is throughput from all consolidated terminals plus equity - accounted investees.

    4 Consolidated throughput is throughput from all terminals where the Group has control as per IFRS.

    5 Adjusted EBITDA is Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amort isation including share of profit from equity - accounted investees before separately disclosed items.

    6 The adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing adjusted EBITDA by revenue, including our share of profit from equity - accounted investees.

    7 Like - for - like adjusted EBITDA margin.

    Revenue growth of  14.4 % supported by the  volume growth across all three regions and the impact of new  acquisitions including Drydocks World LLC (Drydocks), Dubai Maritime City  (DMC) and Cosmos Agencia Marítima (CAM). 

    ▪ Like - for - like revenue increased by 3.0 % driven by a  4.6 % increase in total containeriz ed  revenue.

    ➢ Adjusted EBITDA of $ 1, 322 million and adjusted EBITDA margin of 50.3% (Like - for - like adjusted EBITDA margin at  54.4 %)

    Adjusted EBITDA grew 7.9 % and EBITDA margin for the half year at 50.3 %. Like - for - like  adjusted EBITDA  grew 4.2 %  with a  margin of 54.4 %.

    EBITDA margin declined due to the consolidation of lower margin Maritime services businesses. 

    ➢ Profit for the period attributable  to owners of the Company of $ 593 million

    Profit attributable to owners of the Company before separately disclosed items  dropped 2.1%  on a reported basis but grew 5.2% on a like - for - like  basis.

    Profit declined due to the deconsolidation of Doraleh (Djibouti) and consolidation of DP World  Santos (Brazil), which remains in ramp up stage. 

    ➢ Strong Cash generation and robust balance sheet 

    Cash from operating activities remains strong at $ 979 million in 1H2018, slightly lower than $ 1,010 million in 1H2017.

    Leverage (Net debt to annualised adjusted EBITDA) increased to 2.9 times from 2.6 times at  1H2017.

    DP World was again upgraded by the rating agency Moody’s from Baa2 to Baa1 with a stable outlook following the one notch upgrade in 2016. Fitch Ratings also upgraded DP World from  BBB to BBB+ in July 2017. Both rating agencies have upgraded DP World by two notches in 2 years.  

    ➢ Continued investment in  long - term assets and expansion into  complementary sectors

    Capital expenditure of $ 439 million invested across the portfolio during the first half of the year.

    Capit al expenditure guidance for 2018 re mains unchanged at up to $1.4 bill ion with investments planned into UAE, Posorja ( Ecuador), Berbera (Somaliland), Sokhna (Egypt) and London  Gateway (UK). 

    The acquisition of Drydocks , which closed in the beginning of 2018, is performing in line with  expectations and we have seen increased contribution to our revenue line. At 1H2018, non - containerized revenue  accounted for approximately 37% of total revenue, up from 31% in  1H2017. 

    Furthermore, DP World continued to invest in complementary sectors and acquired three more strategic assets – the integrated multimodal logistics players Continental Warehousing Corporation (CWC) in India,  Cosmos Agencia Marítima in Peru, and the Unifeeder Group in Denmark, which  operates the largest container  common user  feeder and growing shortsea network in Europe. Also, DP World signed a  20 - year  concession to build and operate a modern logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital and largest city of the Republic of  Mali. 

    Aside from investments in complementary sectors, DP World recently won a 30 - year concession for the management and development of a greenfield port project at Banana in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which despite being Africa’s third - most populous country, currently has  no direct deep - sea port.




2018 November 21

10:56 Nobel laureate will speak at VIII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future" with a report on climate change
10:33 Transport Week participants named imperfect regulations the key problem of seaborne transport
10:10 Brent Crude futures price up 1.63% to $63.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.7% to $54.34
09:49 SHI receives AiP from LR for INTELLIMAN smart ship solution
09:35 Bunker prices continue decreasing at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,003 points

2018 November 20

18:21 Igor Levitin suggests separating positions of Deputy Transport Minister and head of Rosmorrechflot
18:06 MAN Energy Solutions wins order to supply the engine for a new dredger in southern China
17:53 Workshop aimed at building oil pollution preparedness and response capacity held in the Republic of Guinea
17:36 “K” Line announces delivery of new LPG carrier for Gyxis Corporation
17:18 Atomflot: first delivery of fish by NSR expected in summer-autumn season of 2019
17:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Sideris GS with Berge Bulk
16:47 Rashid Sharipov as Chairman of the Board of Directors NCSP BoD
16:25 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launched second POSS-115 Project tug
16:04 OOCL announces improvements to Asia – Middle East 1 and Asia – Middle East 3
15:50 Storage area line launched at Vostochny Port’s Phase 3
15:34 New overpass at Maasvlakte 2 opens
15:03 Port of Oakland works to reduce impact of trucks
14:33 The port of Marseille Fos is engaged in reducing shipemissions by developing LNG as a marine fuel
14:03 Teesport Intermodal Rail Terminal celebrates fourth anniversary
13:43 12th Transport of Russia Forum and Exhibition opens in Moscow
13:10 Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411
13:02 Bunker prices are going down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:38 CCCC Dredging supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
11:54 Concession agreement signed for construction of coal terminal “Lavna”
11:30 OOCL introduces the new West Africa Service 2
10:45 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet escorts Indian civilian vessel in the Gulf of Aden
10:23 Russian Railways’ BoD makes decision on discounts for cargo transportation in 2019
10:00 Brent Crude futures price down 0.39% to $66.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $57.06
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,023 points
08:51 Valenciaport container vilume increased by 4.78% in the last twelve months
07:51 Klaveness Combination Carriers declares option for sixth combination carrier newbuild

2018 November 19

18:37 IMO holds workshop boosting maritime security in Gulf of Guinea
18:05 MOL conducts tabletop drill for LNG carrier
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to start new Asia – Gulf Service (AGS)
17:43 Busan Port Authority signs Letter of Intent for the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
17:01 Ocean Network Express expands the partnership of Asia - South America
16:32 BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled
16:05 Port of Hamburg railborne container transport up 4.3 percent in the first nine months of 2018
15:44 FESCO and DB Cargo plan to launch joint transit shipments from China to Europe via Kaliningrad
15:10 Costamare announces the acquisition of the York Capital majority interest in five 14,000 TEU containerships
14:56 Half a billion tones of Kazakhstan oil lifted from CPC Marine Terminal
14:47 Saipem 7000 semi-submersible at Damen Verolme Rotterdam for DPS upgrade
14:33 OpenRisk launches guideline for risk management at sea to improve response to accidental spills
13:59 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-September totaled 105,253 thousand tons
13:11 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,660 in RF spot market
12:47 ABP invests over £1 million on a rooftop solar project at the Port of Goole
12:18 Damen supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress as its General Sponsor
12:00 The Fjords plans to add another all electric passenger vessel to its fleet
11:36 TOTE Services' Philip Greene Jr. retires next year
11:02 Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning KNVTS Ship of the Year Award
10:44 Port of Oakland cargo volume up 3.9 percent in August - October 2018
10:43 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 9.4% to 6.34 million tonnes in 10M’18
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $67.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.02% to $57.26
09:57 Media Group PortNews issues special edition of its magazine for Transport Week 2018
09:35 Rosmorrechflot reduced operation period of locks in Volga-Don Basin
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,031 points

2018 November 18

16:21 Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding
15:04 SFL continues its fleet renewal programme, to sell its 2002-built VLCC
14:37 Austal delivers Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington to U.S. Navy