The German ocean carrier’s employees demonstrated Friday in Hamburg, seeking job protection in the wake of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Maersk Line.
American Shipper is gathering feedback from shippers, carriers, and others to better understand perspectives on how well the Federal Maritime Commission is doing as chief U.S. regulator of the shipping industry.
The shipping research and consulting firm attributed November’s year-over-year increase in idled containership capacity to the Panama Canal’s new locks, which made smaller containerships less attractive, along with Hanjin’s bankruptcy.
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In addition to the six 13,010-TEU Hanjin Shipping vessels to be chartered to Maersk Line, a group led by HSH Nordbank could also acquire another three ships and lease them out to Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner MSC, according to multiple media reports.
A construction project at the west African port officially began and will drastically increase the port’s container capacity.
An MSC spokesperson told American Shipper the reason it sold its interest in Genoa, Italy-based logistics company Aprile to Savino Del Bene was to exit the freight forwarding business.