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 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.
The World Container Index has increased by 62 percent since the bankruptcy of Hanjin at the end of August 2016, London-based shipping research and consulting firm Drewry said.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.