The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
The terminal operator increased spending from $70 million to $200 million in preparation for ultra large containerships.
Matson President and CEO Matt Cox said the Honolulu-based shipping company had “exceptional” results for the full year of 2015, while fourth quarter 2016 results were hindered by the increase in bunker fuel prices from mid-November through December.
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Total deal value and volume in the transportation and logistics industry for the full year in 2016 fell 31 percent and 6 percent, respectively, from the previous year, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Although the Malaysian ship owner reported lower profits and revenues for the third quarter of 2016 compared to a year prior, the company did have some notable accomplishments during the quarter.
The Bonn, Germany-based parcel carrier and logistics provider posted a third quarter 2016 net profit of 618 million euros, a significant increase from just EUR 49 million in third quarter 2015, even as revenues slipped 3.9 percent to EUR 13.9 billion.