The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
The South Atlantic Port is now equipped with 20 new Panamax cranes and six post-Panamax cranes.
Marseilles, France-based ocean carrier CMA CGM said that since Oct. 17, U.S. Lines’ services have been rebranded as ANL on the Oceania trades and APL on the transpacific trades.
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Hayes Howard, CEO of BlueWater Reporting, has analyzed recent occurrences in the container shipping industry regarding HMM’s bid to join the 2M Alliance, along with Korea Line’s purchase of certain Hanjin assets.
Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line said the acquisition of Hamburg Süd would boost its share of the world container fleet from 15.7 percent to 18.6 percent, and increase its capacity from 3.14 million TEUs to 3.76 million TEUs.
Several media outlets reported that owners of the Oetker Group, the conglomerate that owns Hamburg Süd, will meet this week to discuss the future of the German ocean carrier.