The freight visibility software provider said it will be aggressively pursuing plans through 2017 to introduce support for additional modes of transportation.
Drewry's investment arm said the Taiwanese government will need to support Yang Ming, but Bronson Hsieh, chairman of the shipping company, said a merger is not an option.
Hunter Harrison, retiring president and CEO of the Calgary-based Class I railway, has apparently decided to cut his remaining time with the company short, and may be eyeing U.S. railroad CSX as his next move.
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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 deal, which involves Hanjin's Asia-U.S. assets, does not include Hanjin’s five, 6,500-TEU containerships or Hanjin’s 54 percent stake in Total Terminals International at the Port of Long Beach, according to several media reports.