The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund said last week the launch of the tender evaluation process would begin immediately.
Separately, the three Japanese ocean carriers - NYK, “K” Line and MOL - on Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to merge container operations.
The sanctions, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, will remain in place for two years.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
Starting in April, Hamburg Süd's cargo will be shipped on vessels in the 2M network, a carrier alliance consisting of Maersk Line and MSC.
The World Shipping Council has warned of unintended consequences that would be detrimental to shippers if a rule was adopted that would limit situations in which detention and demurrage may be collected.