The chief and second engineers of the Top Ship cargo vessel were sentenced Thursday to jail for their role in obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard inspection in July 2015 on board the ship in North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington.
The third-party logistics provider subsidiary of German railway company Deutsche Bahn will combine its air and ocean freight division with its land transport division, as well as create a new division called Commercial DB Schenker and Contract Logistics.
The index remained practically unchanged since last Friday, inching up 0.3 percent to a reading of 797.62.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
Under the reorganization plan, most of International Shipholding Corp. (ISH) would be acquired by SEACOR, and ISH also plans to sell a business that includes operations in Southeast Asia to a company affiliated with its current CEO, Erik L. Johnsen.
The House and Senate have advanced legislation that includes the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge ports and maintain locks on inland waterways essential to commerce.