Ocean carrier Yang Ming said it anticipates the Taiwanese government's share in the carrier will increase well beyond the current 33.3 percent held by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan.
The world’s largest manufacturer of shipping containers has advised shareholders and potential investors to exercise caution when dealing with its shares.
Walter Kemmsies, managing director, economist and chief strategist for JLL Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure, discussed how interest rates are on the rise and the effects this could have on the supply chain.
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The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.