The German ocean carrier’s employees demonstrated Friday in Hamburg, seeking job protection in the wake of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Maersk Line.
American Shipper is gathering feedback from shippers, carriers, and others to better understand perspectives on how well the Federal Maritime Commission is doing as chief U.S. regulator of the shipping industry.
The shipping research and consulting firm attributed November’s year-over-year increase in idled containership capacity to the Panama Canal’s new locks, which made smaller containerships less attractive, along with Hanjin’s bankruptcy.
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Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.
The Israeli container carrier told American Shipper Friday it is rejecting the rumor that it has intentions to sell its global shipping operations to instead become a regional Mediterranean carrier.
Japan's three largest ocean carriers said Monday in Tokyo they will merge their container operations in mid-2017 to form what would be the sixth largest line, continuing a recent trend of industry consolidation.