The Waco, Texas-based less-than-truckload common carrier’s purchase of certain assets of Wilson Trucking expands Central Freight Lines’ reach into the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, the company said in a statement.
The largest cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast handled 4.56 million TEUs of loaded containers for the full year, a 1 percent decline from 2015 levels, according to recent data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Prior to going bankrupt, Hanjin Shipping had chartered five, 3,400-TEU vessels and eight, 10,100-TEU vessels from Danaos.
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Starting in April, Hamburg Süd's cargo will be shipped on vessels in the 2M network, a carrier alliance consisting of Maersk Line and MSC.
The S.S. Detroit, also named the U.S.S. Tangier, was built in 1940 as a C-3 freighter and fired the first American shot of World War II before being sold to Sea-Land in the 1960's for conversion to an automobile carrier.
The Danish conglomerate said at its 2016 Capital Markets Day presentation that it wants container shipping to once again become a growth business for the company, while APM Terminals will focus less on developing and more on filling up existing facilities.