The commission said it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect the carriers engaged in collusive practices to fix incremental cargo rates from Asia to South Africa.
The terminal’s two berths became available earlier in 2016 when a lease with a bulk cargo operator ended, and although the port is mainly interested in responses to import/export bulk cargo, it will consider opportunities for other marine-dependent uses.
Newton Square, Pa.-based Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. reached an agreement to purchase Vitol Group’s integrated crude oil business in West Texas for approximately $760 million plus working capital.
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The recent declaration of bankruptcy by South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping is a symptom of what ails the container shipping industry, not the cure, as some analysts seem to suggest.
A survey conducted by American Shipper revealed that 40 percent of participants believe the most likely outcome of Hanjin’s predicament is that its assets will be liquidated and acquired by multiple carriers.
The Singapore-listed containership owner and operator is unable to meet on-going coupon and principal payments on $100 million Singapore (U.S. $73.2 million) on 8.45 percent notes due May 2017, the company said in a presentation to noteholders.