The strong growth was largely due to an increase container trade between the port and Asia, which surged 19 percent year-over-year to 336,791 TEUs.
Scheduled to commence in March 2017, the new direct route between its hub at London Heathrow and New Orleans International Airport will be the first of its kind, the global airfreight carrier said in a statement.
Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. is looking to buy the now insolvent South Korean shipping company’s 54 percent stake in the Southern California container terminal, according to a report from Reuters news service.
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The National Hurricane Center issued a public advisory at 11:00 a.m. EDT that said the Category 4 Hurricane off the coast of Haiti is moving north at 10 miles per hour.