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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One intermodal chassis provider, however, the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, will maintain its current pricing for both pool and premium chassis despite increased labor costs and inventory and fleet enhancement efforts, NACPC said in a statement.
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.”
The Commerce Department issued a report listing best practices ports should consider adopting to optimize efficiency and improve competitiveness in the face of capacity constraints associated with larger cargo ships and ocean carrier consolidation.