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 International Transport Workers’ Federation criticized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saying it was told by CBP that it had concerns crew could try and jump ship due to the Hanjin situation.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
The Japanese ocean carrier estimates it will report extraordinary losses totaling 195 billion Japanese yen (U.S. $1.89 billion) in fiscal 2016 due to continued weakness in container and dry bulk freight rates, according to a statement from the company.