Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA: Wallenius Wilhelmsen delivers another strong quarter across all segments

Oslo, November 1, 2023 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen delivers a strong Q3 result with USD 478m in EBITDA. "With another positive quarter behind us, we expect EBITDA in the second half of 2023 to be at or above what we delivered in the first half, as vessel utilization remains high, and we see solid demand for our logistics services. Moreover, the contribution from government services remains strong," says Lasse Kristoffersen, President, and CEO at Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Shipping delivered a solid quarter with stronger underlying EBITDA on higher net rates and improved customer mix, slightly offset by a decline in fuel surcharges and volumes. Logistics delivered solid EBITDA in Q3 driven by strong performance in auto and it was a very strong quarter for the government segment with the largest EBITDA gain quarter-over-quarter. This was due to both an improvement in cargo mix and continued high U.S. government demand. In addition, fuel consumption continued to be further reduced in Q3, illustrating the lasting effect on consumption from fuel efficiency initiatives implemented over an extended period. Kristoffersen says, "Our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions are paying off and we see emissions trending down and stabilizing at lower levels. An additional effect is a recurring reduction in fuel consumption and fuel cost". However, waiting times at key ports continued to create challenges. During the quarter, some 9% of the available trading days were caught up in congestion. Post Quarter Momentum On October 24, the company turned the LOI into contracts for four firm and eight optional 9,300 CEU methanol-capable and ammonia-ready vessels. The vessels are scheduled for delivery from mid-2026 and onwards. "We continue to strengthen our business platform by renegotiating contracts at higher rates and securing attractively priced tonnage. We have exercised two purchase options under our long-term charter agreements, and signed contracts for four firm and eight optional newbuildings," says Kristoffersen. Highlights Q3: o Wallenius Wilhelmsen delivered another strong quarter with an EBITDA of USD 478m o Shipping contributed with an EBITDA of USD 392m, supported by higher net rates o Logistics segment EBITDA was USD 48m, on par with previous quarter o Government segment posted the largest EBITDA gain QoQ, ending at USD 46m o Demand remains firm despite the uncertain macroeconomic backdrop For further information, please contact: Anders Redigh Karlsen, Vice President Investor Relations & Market Insight Tel: +47 994 20 293 Email: anders.karlsen@walwil.com David Hopkins, External Communications Manager Tel: +47 942 88 486 Email: david.hopkins@walwil.com Pictures, please see the website: www.walleniuswilhelmsen.com/who-we-are/media About Wallenius Wilhelmsen: The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group is a market leader in roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping and vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk to customers all over the world. The company operates around 125 vessels servicing 15 trade routes to six continents, a global inland distribution network, 66 processing centers and eight marine terminals. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group has 8,875 employees in 29 countries worldwide. Read more at: www.walleniuswilhelmsen.com

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