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APM Terminals' Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) at the northern end of the waterway will be the largest on the Mediterranean, according to the terminal operator.
Profits increased compared to the same 2014 period despite lower revenues and volumes due to the ocean carrier leaving certain trades and weak demand on Asia-Mediterranean routes.
CMA CGM, UASC and CSCL, members of the Ocean3 Alliance, have added vessels and increased total rotation time on its Asia-North Europe AEX7/AEC8 and Asia-Mediterranean MEX loops, according to BlueWater Reporting.
Saverco NV, a controlling shareholder of Antwerp-based cargo ship and aircraft lessor CMB, will seek to purchase all outstanding shares of CMB.
Rates from Shanghai to Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean have increased dramatically in the past two weeks, but rates from Shanghai to the United States have fallen three weeks in a row.
Weak trade has limited growth opportunities for airfreight carriers, but trade is expected to improve in the second half of the year, according to the International Air Transport Association.