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Ocean carriers COSCO and Evergreen Line will end their jointly operated CSX loop between China and Southeast Asia.
The Georgia Ports Authority board approved expenditures of up to $12.6 million for the third phase of Savannah's yard crane electrification and a project to refurbish the concrete wharf at the Port of Brunswick's Mayor's Point Terminal at a meeting Monday.
Jeff Smisek, who stepped down due to ongoing federal investigations into his dealings with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will be replaced by the chief executive officer of CSX Corporation.
The Israeli ocean carrier recently returned to the black, posting adjusted net profits of $23 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared with a net loss of $50 million the previous year.
With more tonnage to be delivered next year, London-based shipping consultant Drewry says "the overhang of excess capacity [in the ocean freight industry] will be even greater than that experienced in 2009."
Capacity growth was relatively stagnant across the three major east-west trades in the third quarter of 2015, as slowing global trade and an economic recession in China caused volumes to remain weak even during the summer peak shipping season.