United States GDP grew slightly more than initially expected in the first quarter of 2016, and durable goods orders ticked up in April, according to the most recent data from the Department of Commerce.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”
The French ocean carrier reported it will pay 1.3 Singapore dollars (U.S. $0.94) for the Neptune Orient Line shares it does not already own, control or has agreed to acquire.
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The U.S. Coast Guard bulletin regarding compliance with the International Maritime Organization's verified gross mass requirement "seems to allow for more flexibility," says Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero.
China COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd., which now includes the combined operations of China Shipping Container Lines Co., reported losses in both its container shipping and dry bulk operations during the first quarter as rates in both segments plummeted.
World Shipping Council President John Butler said existing regulations are adequate to manage economic competition and air pollution.