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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Jakob Stausholm, chief financial officer at Maersk Line, said the Danish ocean carrier's gains in market share, utilization, and lower unit costs have been overshadowed by very low freight rates.
The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
The Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioners approved the sale of Hanjin Shipping’s 54 percent stake in Total Terminals International to MSC and its sister company Terminal Investment Ltd. Wednesday night by a 3-to-1 vote.