The voyage data recorder from the U.S.-flag cargo ship that sank Oct. 1, 2015 near the Bahamas was in good condition and revealed bridge audio, weather data and navigational data.
Members of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission voted in favor of requesting additional information from the four shipping companies planning to create the Ocean Alliance.
The South Korean ocean carrier submitted a financial improvement plan to the state-run Korea Development Bank Thursday, but did not reveal details on the plan.
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Ocean carriers MOL, NYK and “K” Line all reported losses in their container segments and lower revenues year-over-year for the first fiscal quarter, which ended June 30.
Meanwhile, the A.P. Møller - Maersk conglomerate, which includes both Maersk Line and APM Terminals, reported second quarter profits of $118 million, 89 percent below the $1.09 billion in the second quarter of 2015.
South Korea’s largest container shipping company’s transported volumes ticked up 1 percent year-over-year in the quarter to 1.17 million TEUs, container revenues tumbled 26.6 percent year-over-year to 1.35 trillion won.