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May 13, 2020

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Maersk Group quarterly results growth thanks to container carriers, but a collapse is expected in the coming months

Skou: in the second quarter of this year transported by the fleet will see a reduction of 20-25%

In the first quarter of 2020, the shipowner group's revenues Denmark's A.P. Muller-Mursk remained stable as they 9.57 billion dollars compared to 9.54 billion in the corresponding period last year. The contribution to the volume Ocean, which is primarily involved in containerized shipping and is focused on Maersk Line brand, reported revenues of 7.23 billion us dollars, with a growth of 4.3% -3.2% decrease in containerized load volumes transported by the fleet which amounted to 3.05 million 40' container (feu) which was offset by the rise in medium rental per transported container which was the result of 1,999 dollars/feu (up 5.6%). The ocean division's only revenues shipping containers amounted to 6.03 billions of dollars (up 1.6%).

In the first three months of this year, group EBITDA USD 1.52 billion, an increase of 23.1% generated mainly by the contribution of 1.17 billion Ocean division (up 25.0%). A.P. Muller-Mursk filed for the first quarter with an operating profit of 552 million dollars (140.0%) and with a net profit of 209 million dollars compared to a net loss of -656 million dollars in the first three months of 2019.

In the first three months of this year, the costs of acquiring the fuel by the division
shipping over-the-same number of shipping USD 1.39 billion, with a unit cost of the bunker that is result of USD 551 per tonne (up 32.1%), growth in expenses which was mainly offset by the decrease in -8.4% of the handling costs of containers at 2.06 billion dollars.

Of the 3.05 million containers carried by the fleet of ships Danish group in the first quarter of this year, 1.42 million were transported on the east-west routes (-5.9%), average rental for transported containers is 1,924 dollars/feu (up 7.5%), 961 thousand feu were north-south routes (-2.6%) with an average rental that's result of 2,560 dollars (feu (up 7.8%) and 670,000 felu were transported on intra-regional routes (2.0%) with an average walnut results of 1,398 dollars/feu (-1.2%).

A.P. Muller-M'rsk specified that the decline in containerized volumes transported by the fleet impact of Covid-19 pandemic, health crisis which resulted in the cancellation of 90 departures within the group's network of line services with the -3.5% decrease in the average fleet capacity at sea during the period. The CEO of A.P. Muller-Mursk,. Skou, he specified that, as global demand continues to be heavily affected by the negative effects of the health emergency, group expects that in the second quarter of this year transported by the fleet will see a reduction of 20-25% About.

As of 31 March, the size of the fleet of group-to-account holder carriers had a consistency of 4.06 million teu, down -1.4% compared to March 31, 2019, 2.21 million capacity teu of the fleet owned by group (0%) and 1.86 million teu of ship capacity (-3.1%).

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