Mitsui O.S.K. Raises Profit Forecast
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Japan's second-largest shipping company by sales, raised its full-year profit forecast as higher demand for transporting iron ore and other bulk commodities drove up prices for shipping goods.
Mitsui O.S.K. expects net income of $1.8 b in the year ending March 31, compared with a previous forecast of 185 billion yen. The Tokyo-based shipping line's profit in the three months ended Dec. 31 rose to 58.9 billion yen from 39.8 billion yen a year earlier, the company said in a statement.