However, rates from Shanghai to Europe and the Mediterranean both fell 0.5 percent since last Friday.
The Hong Kong-based third-party logistics provider increased earnings in 2016, and looking ahead, expects to complete the acquisition of a controlling stake in a Dubai-based freight forwarding group in May.
However, the global port operator increased container throughput by 5.5 percent from 2015.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
In addition, Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line is scheduled to receive a series of 20,000-TEU ships later this year.
With just a few months before the new ocean carrier vessel sharing agreement THE Alliance, of which Yang Ming is a member, is set to launch, work still needs to be done to finalize port rotations and vessel deployment plans.