The Greek port’s box volumes declined in 2016 from a year prior amid increased volumes at the car terminal, while revenues ticked up 3.6 percent.
While A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to narrow its focus to transportation and logistics, the foundation that owns a controlling stake in the company will move in its own direction, Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla said.
Activist investor Paul Hilal’s hedge fund was looking for a swift and amicable transition for outgoing Canadian Pacific President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison to join U.S. Class I railroad CSX, but negotiations have taken a decidedly hostile turn this week.
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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.
On a bright note, the port authority said it will be using a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Maritime Administration to improve the barge program that transports containers between Red Hook in Brooklyn and Port Newark.
The Floridian port is ready to launch a second round of investment - this time with the goal of increasing capacity and service levels within the container yard.