In addition to a 7 percent increase in container cargo, the severe congestion seen last year at ports along the U.S. West Coast caused an increase in diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and greenhouse gasses at the Port of Long Beach in 2015.
The containership lessor sold 3.2 million Series G shares at $25 per share ($80 million) in an offering that closed Friday, and 9 million Series H shares earlier this month at the same price ($225 million total).
The Westbury, N.Y.-based non-vessel-operating common carrier opened a new office in Dubai and now operates 18 offices and works with over 120 agents worldwide.
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The Itasca, Ill.-based third-party logistics provider has added a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China, 30 minutes away from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
Ocean carriers MOL, NYK and “K” Line all reported losses in their container segments and lower revenues year-over-year for the first fiscal quarter, which ended June 30.
Southern California's so called "Blue Cut Fire" has disrupted BNSF and Union Pacific rail traffic, including intermodal traffic moving to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but some train lines and highways are reopening.