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23 Sep 2016
A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday agreed that non-vessel-operating common carriers should be covered by part of a protective order granted two weeks ago that was intended to help smooth the release of tens of thousands of containers trapped on Hanjin Shipping vessels and terminals around the globe.
04 Feb 2015
CSAV has finalized a share auction that raised $398 million toward a capital increase in Hapag-Lloyd that will make the Chilean company the leading shareholder in the world’s fourth largest ocean carrier.
04 Feb 2015
The first sailing of MCC Transport’s new direct service between China and Myanmar is on the water as the sister company of Maersk Line moves to capitalise on growing trade between the two nations.
03 Feb 2015
The port congestion crisis on the U.S. West Coast and changing retail delivery patterns inland both challenged UPS in the fourth quarter, the company said today.
03 Feb 2015
Congestion in Los Angeles-Long Beach has reached a crisis stage with 20 container ships stuck at anchor Tuesday in the largest U.S. port complex — and no relief in sight.
03 Feb 2015
Taiwanese container carrier Wan Hai Lines established its own representative office in Gandhidham, India, to cater to the needs of its vessel calls at the ports of Mundra and Pipavav.
02 Feb 2015
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced that the private equity unit of Japanese financial services group Orix Corp has been selected as the preferred bidder for its controlling stake in affiliated stockbroking firm Hyundai Securities.
02 Feb 2015
An executive of Japan-based “K” Line was sentenced to 18 months in prison and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after pleading guilty to involvement in a price-fixing conspiracy among carriers that carry vehicles on roll-on, roll-off ships to and from the United States.
Maersk in Rotterdam
02 Feb 2015
When the Maersk Kotka called at Charleston and Savannah on Jan. 30 and 31 on a Europe-U.S. Gulf-Mexico-U.S. South Atlantic rotation, there was nothing unusual about the service, but for one big thing: It marked the first call at those ports by a ship on the revamped trans-Atlantic TA3 service jointly operated by Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. in the new 2M Alliance.
02 Feb 2015
A strengthening U.S. economy will continue to generate strong container volumes this year despite weak head haul demand during the latter stages of 2014, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
01 Feb 2015
An expected spike in China’s factory production in January in the buildup to a late Chinese New Year failed to materialize, with the official purchasing manager’s index (PMI) falling to a level not seen since 2012.