Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. will be acquired by GMéxico Transportes S.A. de C.V. in an all cash transaction.
The Atlanta-based parcel giant added four stations in China, and one station each in Poland and Germany to its full and less-than-container load multi-modal rail service between Europe and China.
The port terminal operator arm of the recently merged China COSCO Shipping saw earnings tumble 42.5 percent to $247 million for the full year in 2016 despite a 1.2 percent increase in revenues compared with the previous year.
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The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
The international shipping organization said 2017 will be another die-hard year of competition and it projects the container shipping segment to see a net fleet growth of around 3.1 percent in 2017 compared with an estimated 1.1 percent in 2016.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.