The Taiwanese ocean carrier reported a loss of 14.91 billion Taiwan new dollars (U.S. $492.1 million) for the full year in 2016 compared with TWD 6.46 billion the previous year, according to the company’s latest filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Walmart is opening an import distribution center in Mobile, Ala., which is expected to boost cargo volumes at APM Terminals Mobile by 10-20 percent.
The world’s fourth largest container shipping line, COSCO Shipping, experienced the 9.9 billion yuan (U.S. $1.44 billion) loss due to weak freight rates and restructuring costs, Reuters said Thursday.
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The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.
The port handled a record amount of loaded containerized cargo in 2016, despite the decision by Ports America and Terminal Investment Ltd. to close their operation at the port’s Outer Harbor.
BlueWater Reporting illustrated the trade removed 32 vessels and 79,764 TEUs of total deployed capacity between December 2013 and December 2016, while weekly allocated capacity on the trade has been on the rise.