The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 3.5 percent from last Friday to a reading of 707.68, declining for the second straight week as the short-term boost after Hanjin Shipping filed for receivership at the end of August has now faded.
The Japanese ocean carrier has acquired a 25 percent share of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, a construction firm specializing in offshore and subsea oil and gas facilities, from Singapore’s Ezra Holdings and Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation.
The Danish container carrier ordered 14,800 new refrigerated cargo containers, lowering the average age of its reefer equipment fleet to 7.9 years old, well below the industry average, the company said in a statement.
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The South Carolina Ports Authority said it plans to break ground on the new intermodal facility in Dillon during the first quarter of 2017.
The Water Resources Development Act has mostly received bipartisan support, but Democrats in the House are upset that a provision that would have protected Harbor Maintenance Tax receipts from being diverted for other uses was removed from the final draft.
Members of California’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to get involved in the Hanjin insolvency, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Hanjin’s stranded ships may have goods needed to keep U.S. assembly lines running.