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 Spanish government will face strikes at all ports across the country later this month, according to International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Maritime Operations Coordinator Jacqueline Smith.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight index fell 1.9 from last Friday to a reading of 971.64, but the index is still much higher from a year prior.
The Israeli ocean carrier said its focus on select markets and investment in customer service will improve its position to endure the shipping crisis.