The German ocean carrier upped the size of a five-year bond from 150 million euros to 250 million euros.
COSCO may make a bid of more than $4 billion for Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, according to various media reports.
The deployment of ultra-large containerships has not only increased average vessel size on key east west trades, but has accelerated the consolidation of carriers into vessel sharing agreements and alliances.
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The U.S. maritime regulator granted the five-member ocean carrier alliance approval to take effect Dec. 19.
The 4,250-TEU APL Denver collided with the 2,495-TEU Wan Hai 301 late last night near Pasir Gudang Port in Johor, Malaysia, causing fuel to spill from one of the ship’s bunker tanks, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index increased 3.4 percent since last Friday to a reading of 824.39, largely driven by significantly higher rates from Shanghai to the United States.