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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Despite the European Union and United States agreeing to ease economic sanctions placed on Iran in 2009, multinational companies must still ensure rigorous compliance with "secondary" U.S.-Iranian sanctions.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association indicated it is close to finalizing a common approach for U.S. port terminals to weigh containers, allowing exporters to meet a new requirement designed to prevent accidents at sea or on wharves.
The International Maritime Organization's new verified gross mass regulations go into effect on Friday, July 1, is your company ready?