The independent containership owner and manager purchased the vessels for $195.6 million.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration released a report Wednesday, showing that 92 percent of more than $1.3 trillion worth of U.S. goods exported in 2015 were likely affected by foreign technical regulations.
The Arab ocean carrier's shareholders would own 28 percent of the combined company, while the existing shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd would own 72 percent of the new company.
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Singapore-based global terminal operator PSA International and ocean carrier CMA CGM of France said they are ready to accept container weight data from shippers.
Ship owners on Wednesday broke off rate negotiations with struggling South Korean shipping conglomerate Hyundai Merchant Marine without reaching an agreement, according to multiple reports from Korean media outlets.
An American Shipper report released Tuesday found that nearly three-quarters of shippers and forwarders believe they will have containers held when the new verified gross mass mandate kicks in July 1.