Ocean carrier Yang Ming said it anticipates the Taiwanese government's share in the carrier will increase well beyond the current 33.3 percent held by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan.
The new president immediately put the world on notice that his administration will combat unfair trade practices, which many interpret as a return to protectionism.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Mike Zampa.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
The deal, which involves Hanjin's Asia-U.S. assets, does not include Hanjin’s five, 6,500-TEU containerships or Hanjin’s 54 percent stake in Total Terminals International at the Port of Long Beach, according to several media reports.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.