Prior to going bankrupt, Hanjin Shipping had chartered five, 3,400-TEU vessels and eight, 10,100-TEU vessels from Danaos.
The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
The terminal operator increased spending from $70 million to $200 million in preparation for ultra large containerships.
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However, COSCO SHIPPING Holdings said it does expect to have earnings before interest and tax of approximately 700 million Chinese yuan renminbi for the fourth quarter of 2016, excluding the net loss it incurred from the demolition of vessels.
Feeder ships play a huge role in global trade and the future of these ships is quite secure, said Captain James McNamara, who currently serves as chairman of the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, N.Y.
The Danish shipping conglomerate reported a loss of about $1.9 billion for 2016.