New President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison is wasting no time in getting up to speed at CSX, projecting 25 percent year-over-year EPS growth for 2017, increasing quarterly shareholder dividends and instituting a new $1 billion share repurchase program.
Yang Ming’s shares have been suspended on the Taiwan Stock Exchange from last Thursday until May 3 as part of its financial restructuring and reverse stock split.
Aggregate spot container freight pricing on eight major east-west trades between the United States, Europe and Asia are up 102 percent from the same time last year, according to maritime consultant Drewry’s latest World Container Index report.
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The world’s fourth largest container shipping line, COSCO Shipping, experienced the 9.9 billion yuan (U.S. $1.44 billion) loss due to weak freight rates and restructuring costs, Reuters said Thursday.
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.
However, export volumes during the month fell 5.3 percent from March 2016 as shipments to overseas markets experienced headwinds from the strong U.S. dollar.