The approximate $113 million acquisition of Rickmers Maritime Trust’s entire fleet of 14 Panamax-sized containerships will triple Navios Maritime Partners’ containership fleet.
Trading of shares in troubled Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming have been suspended on the Taiwan Stock Exchange until at least May 4 as the firm prepares to reduce its equity capital by over 50 percent, according to multiple media reports.
The truckload transportation and logistics provider’s net income for the quarter tumbled 20.3 percent to $16 million compared with the same 2016 period even as revenues grew 3.8 percent to just over $501.2 million.
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Fellow Hamburg-based containership owners Leonhardt & Blumberg and Buss Shipping have agreed to form a new joint ship management venture that will sport a fleet of 55 feeder-size vessels, the firms said in a joint statement.
The third-party logistics provider will acquire Zet Farma in Turkey and Ferlito Pharma Logistics in Italy.
The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.