Ocean freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta said transpacific rates have been gradually rising since April, stripping out the short-term impact of Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency in late August.
The French shipping company, which acquired Neptune Orient Lines and its APL subsidiary earlier this year, is seeking a buyer for the APL container terminals.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based shipping and logistics provider reported year-over-year increases in net income and revenues for the third quarter of 2016 despite pressure from changes in fuel surcharges and currency exchange rates.
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The Port of Montreal has plans for a new terminal in Contrecoeur, while DP World signed a lease in July to expand and operate the Rodney container terminal in Saint John, and new container terminals are proposed in Melford and Sydney.
Indiana Michigan Power has agreed to sell its recently retired Tanner’s Creek coal plant in Lawrenceville, Ind. to a brownfield redevelopment company that is working with the Ports of Indiana to evaluate the site for use as the state’s fourth port.
Shipment volumes in September 2016 slipped 0.4 percent from the previous month and 3.1 percent compared with the same 2015 period, the 19th straight month of year-over-year volume declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.