Yang Ming responded by saying it has unwavering support of Taiwan’s government and has "proactively reorganized internally to effectively reduce its operating costs."
Orient Overseas Container Line’s parent company said it is not aware or involved in any bid relating to the company or OOCL.
Kansas City Southern’s net income fell 1.1 percent to $479.9 million for the full year in 2016 on revenues that slid 3.5 percent compared to the previous year, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
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Shares in Orient Overseas International Ltd., the parent company of ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line, have jumped more than 25 percent since the end of 2016, reaching a 52-week high on Wednesday.
The agreement, which will infuse $26 billion into the state-run ocean shipping conglomerate over the next five years, will serve China's "One Belt, One Road" strategy, according to a statement from China COSCO Shipping.
The transportation and logistics industry has experienced a notable year between Hanjin’s bankruptcy, the new verified gross mass regulation and the expanded Panama Canal.