The Taiwanese ocean carrier reported a loss of 14.91 billion Taiwan new dollars (U.S. $492.1 million) for the full year in 2016 compared with TWD 6.46 billion the previous year, according to the company’s latest filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Walmart is opening an import distribution center in Mobile, Ala., which is expected to boost cargo volumes at APM Terminals Mobile by 10-20 percent.
The world’s fourth largest container shipping line, COSCO Shipping, experienced the 9.9 billion yuan (U.S. $1.44 billion) loss due to weak freight rates and restructuring costs, Reuters said Thursday.
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The $320 million project at the Virginia International Gateway container terminal has officially launched, and a $350 million expansion project at Norfolk International Terminals will begin in July.
The port attributed the 11.2 percent year-over-year decline in February’s container volumes to reduced economic activity in Asia associated with the Lunar New Year.
Throughput of loaded containers at the Northern California port grew 6.1 percent in January 2017 compared with the same month a year ago, while overall volumes including empties grew 3 percent from 2016 levels.