Hapag-Lloyd says ships continue on, but agent says Suez Canal convoys disrupted by collision with Maersk ships.
Companies hope to put gray pool in place by beginning of 2015.
The company said this investment will allow it to 'grow with the market.'
Teamsters pull unionization petition one day before scheduled vote.
The carrier saw a volume rise of 12 percent compared to Q3 2013.
Economic group hires classification society to study natural gas applications for vessels.