The Danish liner carrier has resumed service to Iran after a five-year absence and just a year and a half after the Maersk Tigris was fired upon by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.
Roberto Azevêdo, the head of the World Trade Organization, warned that the benefits of international trade are increasingly getting lost among the incessant anti-trade rhetoric that’s being espoused worldwide.
Meanwhile, a judge in STX Offshore’s Korean bankruptcy proceedings has ordered the troubled shipbuilder to put its shipyard up for sale along with its profitable cruise ship subsidiary based in France, according to multiple media reports.
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The South Korean carrier said certain providers have been charging its customers more than what it would have charged to transport cargo and has tried to intervene, taking its concern up with the Federal Maritime Commission.
Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
The commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.