However, rates from Shanghai to Europe and the Mediterranean both fell 0.5 percent since last Friday.
The Hong Kong-based third-party logistics provider increased earnings in 2016, and looking ahead, expects to complete the acquisition of a controlling stake in a Dubai-based freight forwarding group in May.
However, the global port operator increased container throughput by 5.5 percent from 2015.
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Federal Maritime Commission Acting Chairman Michael Khouri said the change will eliminate requirements that were obstacles to efficiency and added unnecessary costs.
Yang Ming responded by saying it has unwavering support of Taiwan’s government and has "proactively reorganized internally to effectively reduce its operating costs."
The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.