The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund said last week the launch of the tender evaluation process would begin immediately.
Separately, the three Japanese ocean carriers - NYK, “K” Line and MOL - on Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to merge container operations.
The sanctions, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, will remain in place for two years.
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With capacity in the ocean carrier industry continuing to outstrip demand levels, many are left wondering what carrier is next in line for a merger or acquisition.
The Japanese ocean carrier could face a fine of as much as 10 percent of its annual revenues for its alleged involvement in a price-fixing scheme for auto shipping in South Africa, according to multiple media reports.
The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.