The voyage data recorder from the U.S.-flag cargo ship that sank Oct. 1, 2015 near the Bahamas was in good condition and revealed bridge audio, weather data and navigational data.
Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission voted in favor of requesting additional information from the four shipping companies planning to create the Ocean Alliance.
The South Korean ocean carrier submitted a financial improvement plan to the state-run Korea Development Bank Thursday, but did not reveal details on the plan.
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The containership charterer said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last Thursday that past due accounts receivable from South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping had grown to approximately $18.6 million.
Chinese authorities have said that containers from certain countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment in order to prevent the virus from spreading, which has left many shippers concerned.
The German ocean carrier said the 20 percent year-over-year drop in revenues to $2.1 billion for the quarter reflected subdued economic growth in many parts of the world, tough competition in the liner shipping industry and falling freight rates.