The port terminal operator arm of the recently merged China COSCO Shipping saw earnings tumble 42.5 percent to $247 million for the full year in 2016 despite a 1.2 percent increase in revenues compared with the previous year.
The e-commerce giant may have competition in its bid for Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com, however, as Emaar Malls has submitted a competing offer, according to reports from multiple media outlets.
The Greenock Ocean Terminal, Scotland’s deepest container terminal, has projected its container volumes will double between now and 2021 thanks to the new Liverpool2 terminal that opened late last year.
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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.”
With just a few months before the new ocean carrier vessel sharing agreement THE Alliance, of which Yang Ming is a member, is set to launch, work still needs to be done to finalize port rotations and vessel deployment plans.
In addition, Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line is scheduled to receive a series of 20,000-TEU ships later this year.