Bruce Barnard

Cheaper production and material costs and sagging demand have contributed to the decline.

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This is the first time United Arab Shipping Company's financials have been made public, revealing that the company's poor operating margins were exceeded only by Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine.
Hapag-Lloyd revealed that the United Arab Shipping Company booked a loss in 2015 and is still losing money ahead of a shareholders’ meeting to clear the way for a merger.
A new container terminal at the port of Algeciras, the future site of which is pictured in the foreground, would be a significant boost to Cosco Shipping Ports's international aspirations.
Cosco Shipping Ports is tipped as a likely frontrunner in the bidding for a tender to build and operate a third container terminal at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.
The late June opening of the larger locks of the Panama Canal has put pressure on the chartering of Panamax ships.
The idle container ship fleet is back to more than 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units after a brief dip in July.
DFDS got a boost from British competition regulators, who told rival Eurotunnel it could no longer operate cross-channel maritime services.
DFDS raised its full-year outlook and increased profit following a strong second quarter at a time other transportation companies have posted losses or downgraded their full-year outlooks.
DP World Yarimca in Turkey, pictured, was one of several ports on which the company spent a total of $586 million in the first half.
DP World’s profit surged in the first half and the global container terminal operator said it will continue to outpace market growth.
Traffic declines at the port of Hamburg, pictured, through 2015 cost the port its position as the second-busiest in Europe.
Hamburg has finally pulled out of the container slump.
From container lines to shipowners, rates are at historic lows due to a combination of weak demand and overcapacity.
Rickmers Group sank deep into the red in the first half.
HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort at the Port of Hamburg, pictured, must cope with volume declines due mainly to lower Asia-Europe traffic.
HHLA’s operating profit slumped by almost one-fifth in the first half of the year.
The Chinese conglomerate will pay an additional 88 million euros for the extra 16 percent stake in Greece’s largest port.
The port of Singapore, pictured, is the world's busiest, but it is a bit less busy than last year.
Global container traffic will likely grow at the second-slowest rate since 2009.