The German ocean carrier upped the size of a five-year bond from 150 million euros to 250 million euros.
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.
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The ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington are planning infrastructure improvements as a project to deepen the river nears completion.
Looking ahead at 2017, Duluth Seaway Port Authority Public Relations Director Adele Yorde told American Shipper the port authority will be completing a “de-bottlenecking project” on the main footprint of its Clure Public Terminal this year.
Harold J. Daggett, president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, said the union will oppose fully-automated container terminals in upcoming contract talks with the United States Maritime Alliance.