GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)
Hong Kong-based line’s owners decide to HONG KONG, Jan 17 (FAM) – CMA CGM is the most likely buyer for OOCL, if and when, the Hong sell – a subject of much speculation in recent days – according to Drewry Financial Research Services.
The analyst called the French line the “perfect suitor” for OOCL, while OOCL’s parent company OOIL was described the “perfect bride-to-be”. OOIL’s stock has been soaring in recent week on rumours that it will be the next likely acquisition as the liner industry continues to consolidate. The speculation has mounted since Maersk Line announced it would acquire Hamburg Süd.