The German ocean carrier upped the size of a five-year bond from 150 million euros to 250 million euros.
COSCO may make a bid of more than $4 billion for Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, according to various media reports.
The deployment of ultra-large containerships has not only increased average vessel size on key east west trades, but has accelerated the consolidation of carriers into vessel sharing agreements and alliances.
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The chief and second engineers of the Top Ship cargo vessel were sentenced Thursday to jail for their role in obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard inspection in July 2015 on board the ship in North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington.
The Japanese ocean carrier has doubled the frequency of its automobile transport service between Thailand and Northern Vietnam to twice a month and shifted from calling Cai Lan to the port of Hai Phong, closer to the capital city of Hanoi.
Under the reorganization plan, most of International Shipholding Corp. (ISH) would be acquired by SEACOR, and ISH also plans to sell a business that includes operations in Southeast Asia to a company affiliated with its current CEO, Erik L. Johnsen.