Helsinki based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping is planning to build its presence in the Baltic Sea sector. Mikki Koskinen led ESL Shipping increased earnings in Q3 2019. ESL Shipping reported an operating profit of Euro 4.4 million in Q3 2019, from Euro 4 million in Q3 2018. ESL Shipping reported a revenue of Euro 43.4 million in Q3 2019, from Euro 30.6 million in Q3 2018.
In September 2018, Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping acquired Swedish shipowner and operator [email protected] Furthermore, ESL Shipping took delivery of two (2) LNG-powered bulk carriers.
ESL Shipping has been actively investigating different opportunities to have a broader presence in growing markets in the Russian Arctic. Cargo volumes carried during Q3 2019 is reached 4.2 million tons, from 3.4 million tons in Q3 2018.
Finland based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping is a parent company of conglomerate Aspo. According to Aspo CEO Aki Ojanen, ESL Shipping’s goal is to further improve the company’s position as the leading and the environmentally-friendliest shipping company in the Baltic Sea. New LNG-fuelled bulk carriers and investment of [email protected] had a positive impact on ESL Shipping’s operating profit. However, there are signs of weak demand in ESL Shipping’s main sector.
Currently, ESL Shipping owns nine (9) bulk carriers and three (3) tug boats. ESL Shipping operates around 50 vessels.
Helsinki based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping has acquired 2011 built 20K DWT MV Alppila from SEB Leasing. ESL Shipping and SEB Leasing signed a lease agreement in 2011 for MV Alppila. Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping expands fleet again in deal relating to the 2011 lease agreement. ESL Shipping has been operating MV Alppila according to the 2011 lease agreement. Currently, ESL Shipping has a fleet of eleven (11) ships, two (2) pusher tugs, and nine (9) bulk carriers. 2011 built 20K DWT MV Alppila is a self-unloading dry cargo vessel that was specially built for the Baltic Sea operations of ESL Shipping. MV Alppila is an ice-classed vessel and capable of operating even in the northern ports. Assuranceforeningen Gard, Norway is the Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Club of MV Alppila. MV Alppila’s transfer of ownership from SEB Leasing to ESL Shipping, will improve ESL Shipping’s profitability in the second half of 2019.
Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping has said serious technical problems with its new LNG-fuelled bulk carriers have been mainly fixed. In 2018, LNG-fuelled bulk carriers 25K DWT MV Viiki and 23K DWT MV Haaga were delivered from Chinese Shipyard Jinling. In February 2019, ESL Shipping confronted with serious technical problems” with their cranes, supplied by Cargotec MacGregor.
In Q1 2019, profitability was hit as a result of the extensive and serious problems in the conventional mechanics of Cargotec MacGregor cranes. As a result of these crane problems on both ships, ESL Shipping had significant loss of income and additional costs. ESL Shipping was forced to identify other transport options with a lower profitability during the repairs, which were carried out under warranty. At the end of Q1 2019, Cargotec MacGregor mainly finished repair works. ESL Shipping profit rose despite lots of troubles. ESL Shipping explained that the financial performance of new LNG-fuelled bulk carriers can only reach the targeted level starting from Q2 2019.
In Q1 2019, Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping has reported an operating profit of EUR 3.2 million ($3.58 million). In Q1 2018, ESL Shipping had reported EUR 2.6 million. ESL Shipping’s parent company Aspo’s CEO Aki Ojanen explained that growth was driven by higher transportation volumes and the earnings of the acquired Swedish shipping company [email protected] LNG-fuelled bulk carriers 25K DWT MV Viiki and 23K DWT MV Haaga’s cranes remained inoperable throughout Q1 2019 and ships were unable to operate as planned. ESL Shipping group 49 ships with a total capacity of 464,000 DWT. 22 are wholly-owned by ESL Shipping.
In August 2019, ESL Shipping has an option to acquire the ownership of SEB Leasing’s 2011 built bulk carrier 20K DWT MV Alppila. Currently, MV Alppila is only managed by ESL Shipping. In 2011, ESL Shipping signed a lease agreement with SEB Leasing for MV Alppila and the transfer of ownership would improve profitability. Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping is aiming at revenue of EUR 200 million and an operating profit margin of between 12% and 15% in 2020.
Finland based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping has taken delivery of the world’s most eco-friendly dry bulk carrier 25K DWT MV Haaga from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China in the first week of August 2018. MV Haaga is LNG-fueled and generates less than 50% of CO2 emissions of the previous generation of ships. MV Haaga can also be fueled by completely carbon-free biogas when its availability improves in the near future. Recently, Finland based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping took control of [email protected] In September 2018, MV Haaga will accomplish its maiden voyage with raw material cargo ex-Japan to the Baltic Sea.
ESL Shipping has also ordered the sister ship of MV Haaga. Finland based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping and Cargotec’s MacGregor have also developed the world’s first autonomous cargo processing solution for MV Haaga to further improve safety and efficiency. Finland based shipowner and operator ESL Shipping is owned by Aspo. MV Haaga price tag is around $69 million. Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping is one of the most environmentally responsible shipowners in the world. ESL Shipping is considering future generations.
Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping chartered in tonnage for renewable bioenergy cargoes and recycled raw materials. ESL Shipping has now added two more chartered in vessels to the venture. Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping has fleets of 13 vessels and 5 on period charter. Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping reported an operating profit of $5.11 million for Q4 2017. ESL Shipping also reported that cargo volumes were up at 3.3 million tons from the previous year 3.2 million tons. ESL Shipping commenced that balance between supply and demand is expected to improve, due to lower vessel orders. Finnish shipowner and operator ESL Shipping aims to increase revenue and to reach an operating profit margin of between 20% and 24% by 2020.