Odfjell SE reported its results for the fourth quarter of 2020. The company’s report shows stable chemical tanker rates, but a very weak CPP market and increasing fuel prices kept pressure on earnings.
Highlights for 4Q20
• EBITDA of USD 66 million, compared with USD 72 million in 3Q20
• Net result of USD -3 million compared to USD 4 million last quarter
• COA rate renewals were up 2.7% and continue the firming trend
• Established two new pools, Odfjell Coated MR and Odfjell Handy pool
• Odfjell SE acquired Lindsay Goldberg’s indirect 24.5% shareholding in Odfjell Terminals Korea
• A fire occurred at Odfjell Terminals Houston in December. A force majeure was declared and subsequently lifted in January
Highlights – FY 2020
• Net results of USD 28 million with Odfjell Tankers reporting its strongest results since 2016 and another year of improved results from Odfjell Terminals
• Concluded the largest fleet renewal program in the history of the company
• Strong safety and operational performance despite challenging circumstances
“4Q20 concluded a year with challenging circumstances, but despite the pandemic we have delivered stronger results and performed on important operational and safety measures. We have concluded the largest fleet renewal program in our history and taken important steps to further streamlining our terminal division. We are fully prepared to take advantage of strong underlying fundamentals in our markets once Covid-19 reduces its impact on the global economy. 2021 has started with a continued weak CPP market and high fuel cost, so although rates in chemicals remain stable, we expect to report a weaker 1Q21”, CEO Kristian Mørch said.
Source: Odfjell SE