COSCO may make a bid of more than $4 billion for Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, according to various media reports.
The deployment of ultra-large containerships has not only increased average vessel size on key east west trades, but has accelerated the consolidation of carriers into vessel sharing agreements and alliances.
The container freight market is strengthening as carriers begin some 2017 negotiations, and Drewry said some shippers could see contract rates rise 20-40 percent in worst case scenarios.
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Starting next week, the terminal will be the first of six facilities within the Port of New York and New Jersey to roll out the port authority's new Truck Management System.
MOL appoints chief country representatives in Brazil and Mexico, while Bureau International des Containers names new secretary general.
The marine terminal operator said that effective Dec. 6, truckers will be required to make appointments to pick up container imports in order to reduce wait times by more evenly distributing truck arrivals throughout the day.