The transportation and logistics provider’s net income dropped 41 percent to $18.9 million compared with third quarter 2015 after a similar 43 percent year-over-year decline the previous quarter, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index ticked up 2.3 percent from last week, with rates from Shanghai to Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the United States remaining fairly stagnant.
Roberto Azevêdo, the head of the World Trade Organization, warned that the benefits of international trade are increasingly getting lost among the incessant anti-trade rhetoric that’s being espoused worldwide.
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The Danish conglomerate said one division will focus on transport and logistics, while the other division will focus on energy.
Various media reports have speculated the sale of South Korean liner carrier Hanjin Shipping, viewing COSCO and Maersk Line as possible buyers.
Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.