The Waco, Texas-based less-than-truckload common carrier’s purchase of certain assets of Wilson Trucking expands Central Freight Lines’ reach into the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, the company said in a statement.
The largest cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast handled 4.56 million TEUs of loaded containers for the full year, a 1 percent decline from 2015 levels, according to recent data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Prior to going bankrupt, Hanjin Shipping had chartered five, 3,400-TEU vessels and eight, 10,100-TEU vessels from Danaos.
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In addition, the United States Senate on Saturday passed S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act, which included Congressional authorization for the 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.
The South Carolina Ports Authority handled 1.996 million TEUs in 2016, beating its previous calendar year container throughput record set in 2005.
The Japanese liner carrier said it has suffered considerable damage after some of APL Logistics’ employees disseminated false information about its financial health.