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Container Shipping Special Report: HMM - what lies ahead?

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May 2018

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DMFR Special Report HMM

Special Financial Report - Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - What lies ahead?

In a quest to establish itself as a global operator and serve as the Korean government’s new flagship operator, HMM has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan by announcing its intention to order 12 eco-vessels of 20,000 teu and eight of 14,000 teu. This significant commitment raises many questions, which DMFR has sought to address in this latest Special Report. The report includes in-depth analysis of the issues faced and assesses HMM’s future prospects given the current and anticipated market context.

 

Key questions addressed by the report include:

  • What prompted the plan?
  • What is the role of the South Korean government?
  • What does the cost structure look like?
  • What are HMM’s key challenges?
  • How do the company’s financials measure up?


Report contents

Company overview

  • Brief background

How it all began?

  • Hanjin’s debacle revisited and its impact on HMM
  • HMM’s 2M alliance

What is driving the new orders?

  • Fiscal stimulus
  • Sulphur regulations
  • The shipyard factor
  • HMM’s ambition
  • Scale-up or perish

How is HMM planning to achieve its 2021 target to control 5% of the market?

  • The role of the state
  • Strategic expansion

Key challenges

  • Running new services profitable
  • Managing the chartered-in fleet
  • Debt reduction

Financial analysis

  • Financial metrics
  • Operational metrics
  • Government support
  • Capex status
  • HMM Bond analysis
  • Z-score

Outlook

 


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Fast facts...

  • Company overview
  • How it all began?
  • What is driving the new orders?
  • How is HMM planning to achieve its targets?
  • Key challenges
  • Financial analysis
  • Outlook

News

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Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry

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Events

Outlook for Seafarer Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 BST or 1600 BST on Tues, 25 September 2018 for an online briefing on the outlook for seafarer availability and costs. The webinar presentation will provide Drewry’s projections for the supply / demand of officers, together with the latest assessments and forecasts for seafarer costs across the main deepsea cargo vessel sectors. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and Latifat Igbinosun, Senior Market Analyst at Drewry.

Maritime HR & Crew Management

Latifat Igbinosun to discuss the outlook for crew costs and the implications of new technology.