The approximate $113 million acquisition of Rickmers Maritime Trust’s entire fleet of 14 Panamax-sized containerships will triple Navios Maritime Partners’ containership fleet.
Trading of shares in troubled Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming have been suspended on the Taiwan Stock Exchange until at least May 4 as the firm prepares to reduce its equity capital by over 50 percent, according to multiple media reports.
The truckload transportation and logistics provider’s net income for the quarter tumbled 20.3 percent to $16 million compared with the same 2016 period even as revenues grew 3.8 percent to just over $501.2 million.
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The port terminal operator arm of the recently merged China COSCO Shipping saw earnings tumble 42.5 percent to $247 million for the full year in 2016 despite a 1.2 percent increase in revenues compared with the previous year.
Shippers, forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers are concerned about carriers’ financial stability, quality of customer service and reliability, according to a joint survey by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council.
House members question whether the Shipping Act should be revised, and also said there is a need to protect domestic tugboat and terminal companies.