The new president immediately put the world on notice that his administration will combat unfair trade practices, which many interpret as a return to protectionism.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Mike Zampa.
Chaos in the ocean shipping industry has led to a winter of shippers’ discontent as freight transportation managers scramble to determine how carriers will meet their transportation requirements after several carrier mergers and acquisitions took place.
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Drewry’s investment research arm said it believes CMA CGM of France is best positioned among the major carriers to be a perfect suitor for Orient Overseas (International) Limited, the parent company of Hong Kong-Based OOCL.
Shares in Orient Overseas International Ltd., the parent company of ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line, have jumped more than 25 percent since the end of 2016, reaching a 52-week high on Wednesday.
NYK, “K” Line and MOL each reviewed the past year and plans for the future, including the new joint venture between the three companies, which they plan to form in July.