COSCO may make a bid of more than $4 billion for Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, according to various media reports.
The deployment of ultra-large containerships has not only increased average vessel size on key east west trades, but has accelerated the consolidation of carriers into vessel sharing agreements and alliances.
The container freight market is strengthening as carriers begin some 2017 negotiations, and Drewry said some shippers could see contract rates rise 20-40 percent in worst case scenarios.
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Although free trade deals can cause short-term job losses, the long-term economic gains far outweigh the costs.
The freight forwarder and customs broker has merged with Fred P. Gaskell Co. of Norfolk, Va., effective Nov. 1, 2016, according to a statement from the company.
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