来源：Offshore Energy 2020-11-18
翻译：国际海事信息网 黄子倩 张运鸿
尽管新冠肺炎疫情给全球经济造成了负面影响，但丹麦集装箱航运巨头马士基（A.P. Moller – Maersk）今年第三季度仍然实现了收益和现金流的增长。
物流与服务业务（Logistics & Services）为公司第三季度业绩贡献了很大力量。这得益于供应链管理、多式联运和马士基新收购的Performance Team公司需求量巨大。第三季度，尽管重组费用达4千万美元，但物流与服务业务（Logistics & Services）仍上涨11％，利润增加44%，EBITDA达到1.31亿美元，去年同期该数值为9100万美元。
Maersk delivers strong Q3 result, raises 2020 guidance
Danish container shipping major A.P. Moller – Maersk managed to grow earnings and cash flow in the third quarter of this year, despite the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies.
Profit for the period stood at $947 million in Q3 2020, representing an increase of 82 per cent from $520 million seen in the corresponding quarter a year earlier.
The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 39 per cent to $2.3 billion with revenue decreasing 1.4 per cent to $9.9 billion.
As explained by the company, the performance increase was based on stringent costs control, agile capacity management, strong focus on customer offerings with further traction in uptake of digital services, and some benefit from a sequential demand recovery compared to the second quarter.
According to Maersk, the main performance driver this quarter was Ocean which, despite decreasing volumes of 3.6 per cent improved profitability by $511m to $1.8bn, reaching an EBITDA margin of 25.4 per cent on the back of a continued agile capacity deployment, lower costs and a temporary spike in short-term freight rates due to a sudden demand pick-up on some routes.
The performance was strongly supported by Logistics & Services which benefitted from significant demand in supply chain management, intermodal and the acquired Performance Team. In Q3, revenue in Logistics & Services grew 11 per cent and profitability increased by 44 per cent, achieving an EBITDA of $131 million up from $91 million in 2019, despite restructuring costs of $40 million.
In Terminals & Towage, the company continued to expand margins and grow earnings, despite lower volumes and revenue.
The free cash flow generation of $3 billion in the first nine months of 2020 allowed the company to return cash to shareholders, finance acquisitions and reduce debt with net interest-bearing debt decreasing further to $10.8bn by the end of Q3 compared to $11.7bn by the end of 2019.