The commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.
The terminal’s two berths became available earlier in 2016 when a lease with a bulk cargo operator ended, and although the port is mainly interested in responses to import/export bulk cargo, it will consider opportunities for other marine-dependent uses.
Newton Square, Pa.-based Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. reached an agreement to purchase Vitol Group’s integrated crude oil business in West Texas for approximately $760 million plus working capital.
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Third-party logistics providers like Expeditors International of Washington have traditionally benefitted from disruptions in direct shipper/carrier relationships, according to a recent client note from William Blair Equity Research.
Carriers may seek to "turn the table" on shippers who drove hard bargains, but an upturn in rates may be short-lived.
The world’s two largest container shipping carriers, Maersk Line and MSC, are beefing up their presence on the transpacific trade in the wake of Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership in Korea last week.