The Houston, Texas-based tank barge operator posted a net income of $32 million for the quarter, a 43.7 percent drop from $56.8 million in the third of quarter 2015, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
Ocean freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta said transpacific rates have been gradually rising since April, stripping out the short-term impact of Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency in late August.
The French shipping company, which acquired Neptune Orient Lines and its APL subsidiary earlier this year, is seeking a buyer for the APL container terminals.
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The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation criticized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saying it was told by CBP that it had concerns crew could try and jump ship due to the Hanjin situation.
Montreal, Canada-based Class I railway Canadian National saw net income for the third quarter of 2016 fall 2.9 percent to C$972 million (U.S. $727.6 million) on revenues that slid 6 percent to C$3.01 billion compared with the same 2015 period.