The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 3.5 percent from last Friday to a reading of 707.68, declining for the second straight week as the short-term boost after Hanjin Shipping filed for receivership at the end of August has now faded.
The Japanese ocean carrier has acquired a 25 percent share of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, a construction firm specializing in offshore and subsea oil and gas facilities, from Singapore’s Ezra Holdings and Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation.
The Danish container carrier ordered 14,800 new refrigerated cargo containers, lowering the average age of its reefer equipment fleet to 7.9 years old, well below the industry average, the company said in a statement.
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Electronics manufacturer Samsung said in court filings that "cargo owners are being held hostage," while Maher Terminals said it "is not required to extend free credit to Hanjin, and should not be forced to."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told customs brokers and forwarders Tuesday that members of a key trade facilitation program, known as CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, need “enhanced benefits.
The now insolvent South Korean ocean carrier released a status update Monday on the 97 vessels it operates, which illustrated that 59 of these vessels are still waiting in open sea.