Without clear carbon controls from the International Maritime Organization, the shipping industry may have to adhere to multiple sets of regional regulations, according to Esben Poulsson, chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping.
The Warren, Mich.-based trucking carrier and third-party logistics provider saw net income plummet 39.2 percent year-over-year to $24.2 million as revenues slid 5 percent to $1.07 billion, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shareholders on Monday voted to approve the company’s restructuring plans despite strong union opposition.
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APL said it plans to hike refrigerated container rates globally by $1,500 on Jan. 7.
"Rates are currently at
unsustainable levels, and we face the challenge of escalating
operational costs, which show no signs of abating," the Singapore-based carrier said.
APL's action follows similar decisions to hike reefer rates by other carriers, including Maersk.
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.
The international shipping organization said 2017 will be another die-hard year of competition and it projects the container shipping segment to see a net fleet growth of around 3.1 percent in 2017 compared with an estimated 1.1 percent in 2016.