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油轮市场疲软,Frontline不失信心

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油轮市场疲软,Frontline不失信心
来源:Seatrade Maritime 2017-08-30
翻译:国际海事信息网 宋文烨 张运鸿
 
       挪威航运大亨John Fredriksen旗下的油轮公司Frontline表示,在油轮市场整体疲软的背景下,2017下半年公司兼并机会前景可观。
 
       第二季度公司业绩出炉,Frontline首席执行官Robert Hvide Macleod指出,接下来各季度供给上涨,公司将面临诸多挑战,但我们有信心继续执行公司战略。
 
       他还说道:“鉴于今夏船舶价值和现货市场发展态势,公司在上半年不进行任何实质性的兼并是正确的。由于市场疲软,下半年兼并机会前景可观,公司将一如既往保持乐观。”
 
       Frontline积极参与大型油轮市场合并业务。上半年收购原油油船公司DHT Holdings遭拒,未能成功。
 
       展望2018年油轮市场,Frontline相信前景乐观,因为新船交付减少,并且由于现有市场供给远远大于需求增长,大量旧船被拆解。
 
       Frontline称:“短期内,受疲软市场及废船价值上涨影响,旧船拆解量增加是不可避免的,预计每年增幅在50%左右。”
 
       2017年第二季度,Frontline公司亏损达1940万美元,而第一季度盈利2700万美元。
 
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Frontline eyes opportunities in weak tanker market
 
John Fredriksen’s flagship tanker firm Frontline expects to see attractive M&A prospects in the second half the year on the back of weaker markets.
 
In the company’s second quarter results Frontline ceo Robert Hvide Macleod noted that the coming quarters would present many challenges with increasing supply but was confident the company would be able to continue to execute on its strategy.
 
“Given how both the ship values and spot market conditions have developed over the summer, we believe we are better positioned having not done any substantial acquisitions in the first half of the year. We expect attractive opportunities to emerge as a result of the weak market and will remain opportunistic going forward,” Macleod said.
 
Frontline is keen to be a player in the consolidation of the large tanker market and the first half of the year bid unsuccessfully to takeover rival DHT Holdings in an all share deal.
 
Looking into 2018 Frontline believes the market will begin to improve as the pace of new deliveries slows and older vessels are scrapped, with the issue for the present market tonnage oversupply rather than a lack of demand growth.
 
“We believe that increased scrapping is inevitable in the near term, driven by the weak spot market and the increased scrap value of tankers, which is up by approximately 50 percent year on year,” the company said.
 
Frontline reported a second quarter net loss of $19.4m compared to a profit $27m in the first quarter of 2017.
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