A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
The funds will be dispersed to 32 university transportation centers to advance research and education programs addressing critical transportation challenges in the United States, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
The deal, which involves Hanjin's Asia-U.S. assets, does not include Hanjin’s five, 6,500-TEU containerships or Hanjin’s 54 percent stake in Total Terminals International at the Port of Long Beach, according to several media reports.