The container lines were fined a total of 2.39 million Chinese yuan renminbi (U.S. $347,212) for failing to record or recording inaccurate data on their freight rates.
The French ocean carrier will buy space on a service between North Europe and the West Coast of North America, as well as on a service between Japan and California.
A spokesperson from Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) told American Shipper the loop is expected to commence April 2 from Laem Chabang, operating with seven, 6,800-TEU vessels supplied by HMM.
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A group of 31 truck drivers filed a complaint against a half dozen container terminals or shipping lines at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, claiming they were denied access to terminals during Teamster-led strikes.
Hyundai Merchant Marine has entered into a contract to acquire Hanjin Shipping terminals in Tokyo and Kaohsiung.
Two Floridian ports changed plans on inking deals with the Cuban government after Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would recommend restricting state funds for ports that work with Cuba.