Number four U.S. railway Norfolk Southern reported net income of $405 million for the second quarter compared with $433 million during the same 2015 period, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
Gerry Wang, chief executive officer of Seaspan, expressed how he believes the industry will gradually improve if scrapping remains high and new ship orders remain low.
Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau has moved up the deadline for phasing out the use of older DOT-111 tank cars for crude-by-rail transport, according to the Canadian government department responsible for transportation policies and programs.
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William E. (Bill) Woodhour became president of Maersk Line, Ltd. (MLL) July 1 and will eventually become chief executive officer of the company, taking over from Russ Bruner, who has been president and CEO of MLL since 2014.
The Honolulu-based shipping company has entered into an agreement to acquire Span Alaska, which has doubled in size during the past year through the acquisition of Pacific Alaska Freightways.
Rolf Habben Jansen, the chief executive officer of ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd, said he believes consolidation in the shipping industry resulting from deals such as Monday’s merger agreement between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC will benefit the container industry.