The independent containership owner and manager purchased the vessels for $195.6 million.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration released a report Wednesday, showing that 92 percent of more than $1.3 trillion worth of U.S. goods exported in 2015 were likely affected by foreign technical regulations.
The Arab ocean carrier's shareholders would own 28 percent of the combined company, while the existing shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd would own 72 percent of the new company.
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Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said one of the items that has been on his agenda since becoming chairman in 2013 is to have a better funded and better resourced Federal Maritime Commission.
The Omaha, Neb.-based trucking and logistics company released a second quarter earnings forecast well below analysts’ estimates, blaming sluggish freight demand and higher driver pay for the shortfall.
The struggling South Korean ocean carrier recently removed vessels from two services between Asia and North Europe, according to data from ocean carrier schedule and capacity database BlueWater Reporting.