The Port of Savannah’s Garden City terminal received the first of four new neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, and the remaining three will arrive by late April.
The Memphis, Tenn.-based integrator posted a net income of $562 million on revenues of $15 billion for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017, which ended Feb. 28, year-over-year increases of 10.8 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively.
One intermodal chassis provider, however, the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, will maintain its current pricing for both pool and premium chassis despite increased labor costs and inventory and fleet enhancement efforts, NACPC said in a statement.
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The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.
The international shipping organization said 2017 will be another die-hard year of competition and it projects the container shipping segment to see a net fleet growth of around 3.1 percent in 2017 compared with an estimated 1.1 percent in 2016.