The container lines were fined a total of 2.39 million Chinese yuan renminbi (U.S. $347,212) for failing to record or recording inaccurate data on their freight rates.
The French ocean carrier will buy space on a service between North Europe and the West Coast of North America, as well as on a service between Japan and California.
A spokesperson from Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) told American Shipper the loop is expected to commence April 2 from Laem Chabang, operating with seven, 6,800-TEU vessels supplied by HMM.
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The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.
Hyundai Merchant Marine said it expects to receive funding from a new South Korean government shipping entity, which will buy and charter back vessels to the shipping company.