Prior to going bankrupt, Hanjin Shipping had chartered five, 3,400-TEU vessels and eight, 10,100-TEU vessels from Danaos.
The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
The terminal operator increased spending from $70 million to $200 million in preparation for ultra large containerships.
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The third-party logistics provider subsidiary of German railway company Deutsche Bahn will combine its air and ocean freight division with its land transport division, as well as create a new division called Commercial DB Schenker and Contract Logistics.
Warren T. Burns, a partner at the Dallas-based law firm Burns Charest, which has represented shippers, said the decision was inconsistent with the position taken by the Federal Maritime Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.
The Japanese liner carrier said it has suffered considerable damage after some of APL Logistics’ employees disseminated false information about its financial health.