The Israeli ocean carrier will launch its ZNP loop in April 2017, connecting ports in Southeast Asia and China to Vancouver, Canada.
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. handled a total of 1.65 million metric tons of airfreight for the full year in 2016, a record for the terminal operator and a 1.7 percent improvement from the previous year.
The Memphis, Tenn.-based integrator moved up the previously announced appointment of David Bronczek as president and chief operating officer from the beginning of 2018 to Feb. 1, 2017, the company said in a statement.
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The Danish conglomerate said at its 2016 Capital Markets Day presentation that it wants container shipping to once again become a growth business for the company, while APM Terminals will focus less on developing and more on filling up existing facilities.
The A.P. Møller-Maersk conglomerate, which includes Maersk Line, APM Terminals, and energy related divisions like Maersk Oil, reported an underlying profit of $426 million in the third quarter of 2016, a 35.6 percent decline from third quarter 2015.
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.