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

Oslo, August 15, 2023 -- Wallenius Wilhelmsen delivers a robust Q2 result with strong performance in all three segments. With USD 477m in EBITDA and USD 396m in operating cash flow, these results demonstrate the company's leading position in a resilient market. "Financially, commercially and operationally it was a good quarter. Cash generation is solid providing a very sound foundation for our business going forward," says Lasse Kristoffersen, President and CEO at Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Shipping delivered an all-time-high EBITDA margin backed by an increase in volumes and higher voyage efficiency in several trade lanes. "Our people are doing an outstanding job managing a high-quality operation with a safety-first approach in an environment still characterized by congestion and supply chain constraints," says Kristoffersen. Kristoffersen adds that the company continues to see extended waiting times at key ports. One reason is the biosecurity clearance activities which keep causing delays in Australia, but the company also experiences disruptions and delays on the west coast of the US, in Canada and in the Panama Canal. He stresses that the company's capacity is stretched, and that long-term customers renew contracts at attractive market rates securing predictability for all parties. High demand for auto services fueled another strong quarter for Logistics. Also, the Government Services segment showed a solid EBITDA growth due to high U.S. government activities. Preparing for the future The company has recently signed a letter of intent for delivery of four 9,350 CEU methanol-capable and ammonia-ready vessels, with individual options for an additional eight newbuildings. The four vessels will be delivered from mid-2026 and onwards. "Renewing our fleet with more sustainable vessels demonstrates our commitment to investing in tonnage that will realize our strategy of a net-zero service already in 2027," Kristoffersen says. Other highlights during this busy quarter were the signing of a contract with a major EV manufacturer lasting until the end of 2025, and a contract securing sustainable biofuel already in 2023. During Q2, the company saw a positive development in emission reduction as well as improving safety performance. Highlights Q2: - Strong performance in all segments yielding EBITDA of USD 477m and operating cash flow of USD 396m - Shipping delivered an all-time-high EBITDA margin with increasing volumes and rates, combined with strong voyage efficiency - Persisting high demand for auto services drives another strong quarter for Logistics, and Government Services is up on high U.S. government activity - Multi-year contracts have been concluded at attractive rates during the quarter, reflecting the current market conditions and our ambitions on decarbonization - Improvement across all environmental and safety KPIs - Signed LOI for delivery of four 9,350 CEU methanol-capable and ammonia-ready vessels with delivery from mid-2026 onwards, with individual options for an additional eight vessels For further information, please contact: Anders Redigh Karlsen, Vice President Investor Relations & Market Insight Tel: +47 994 20 293 Email: anders.karlsen@walwil.com Anette Maltun Koefoed, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Tel: +47 975 87 999 Email: anette.maltunkoefoed@walwil.com Pictures, please see the website: https://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 walleniuswilhelmsen.com

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