Third-party logistics provider the Rhenus Group has acquired a 40 percent shareholding in ocean vessel owner and manager ARKON Shipping GmbH & Co., according to a joint statement from the companies.
The sanctions, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, will remain in place for two years.
U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest found the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider violated state law by transporting hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes into New York City from lower-tax areas.
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In an industry first, the vessel sharing agreement between Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and "K" Line, also established an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the event one of the carriers within the group becomes insolvent.
There were no injuries to the crew or the public, no releases and no impacted motorist grade crossings from the train derailment that occurred early Wednesday morning in Lake Forest, Ill., Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite said Thursday.
The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.