Separately, the three Japanese ocean carriers - NYK, “K” Line and MOL - on Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to merge container operations.
The sanctions, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, will remain in place for two years.
The ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, which aims to raise roughly $500 billion in transportation infrastructure funding via 30-year Treasury bonds.
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Hamburg shipowner Claus-Peter Offen will take over 100 percent of the Conti Group's shares as well as most of its shares in in technical ship manager Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft.
The new tool from the Israeli ocean carrier tracks carbon dioxide and sulfur oxide gas emissions on ZIM vessels using Clean Cargo Working Group data methods.
In an industry first, the vessel sharing agreement between Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and "K" Line, also established an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the event one of the carriers within the group becomes insolvent.