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 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.
Various headwinds in 2016 sent the industry into a tailspin, culminating with the demise of Hanjin Shipping, a company many thought was too big to fail.
There were no injuries to the crew or the public, no releases and no impacted motorist grade crossings from the train derailment that occurred early Wednesday morning in Lake Forest, Ill., Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite said Thursday.