Container transport revenues at the Danish shipping conglomerate fell 20 percent year-over-year for the quarter due to a 26 percent decline in average freight rates.
The troubled South Korean ocean carrier received approval from seven lenders to restructure debts and will now turn its focus to restructuring ship chartering agreements.
SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal, which has operated nights and Saturdays for two months to ease pressure on busy weekday cargo operations, will stay open three nights a week in a during a four-week trial.
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Ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen Line and OOCL revealed they will form a new alliance next April.
The first phase of the “Middle Harbor Project,” due to go into operation this year, will add about 10 percent more container capacity to the nation’s second largest container port and allow Long Beach Container Terminal to handle 18,000-TEU vessels.
The South Korean shipping conglomerate is also considering sale of its tanker business as part of its "self-rescue" plan to increase liquidity and improve its finances, according to local media reports.