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China Cosco Holdings suffer heavy first half losses

Posted by: Alloy 2021-01-05 Comments Off on China Cosco Holdings suffer heavy first half losses

China Cosco Holdings, the largest shipping company in China and also the largest outside of Europe, has suffered heavy losses amounting to $1.08 billion in the first half of 2016. With the two main contributors to the losses being the disposal of subsidiaries amounting to $365 million and the global decline in the container shipping market. 
Perhaps the worst reading is that the coinciding period of 2015 saw profits of $295 million, providing evidence to the fact the declining container shipping market is of influence to the figures. 

“The loss… was mainly due to loss on disposal of Cosco Bulk and FCHL of RMB2.4bn,” China Cosco said. FCHL is in the container leasing, management and sales business. The company added it did not receive government subsidy on vessel demolition during the reporting period.

China Cosco Holdings suffer heavy first half losses

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On more positive news though, revenue did show a very slight increase, increasing from $4.33 billion to $4.44 billion, these figures would suggest that the demand is still improving, Cosco will just have to find ways of cutting costs in order to ensure they spend the second half of 2016 with a positive profit margin. 

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