Hanjin opposed Ashley Furniture’s motion for a freeze on the amounts it owes the carrier, along with a reduction in the amounts owed, saying in a court filing that if the motion was granted, its ability to reorganize would have been severely jeopardized.
The transportation and logistics provider’s net income dropped 41 percent to $18.9 million compared with third quarter 2015 after a similar 43 percent year-over-year decline the previous quarter, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index ticked up 2.3 percent from last week, with rates from Shanghai to Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the United States remaining fairly stagnant.
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Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.
Matt Rose, chief executive officer of the Berkshire Hathaway-owned Class I railway, said federal regulators should consider how the sharp decline in coal traffic is affecting the nation's railways.