Increasingly high rents charged to chassis providers by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could hurt the port's overall competitiveness, says Dennis Daggett, executive vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association.
The maritime information provider and creator of the famed Baltic Dry Index will work closely with shipbrokers and end-users to create new freight rate benchmarks and indices to be launched later this year, according to Baltic Exchange CEO Mark Jackson.
The recently formed shipowner started by investment and asset firm MPC Capital announced the acquisition of seven initial containerships on Monday, with an additional six on the way.
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The ocean carrier industry has seen unprecedented changes in the past year or so, but will rapid consolidation and a reshuffling of alliances actually allow carriers to raise rates and begin the long climb back to profitability?