The independent containership owner and manager purchased the vessels for $195.6 million.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration released a report Wednesday, showing that 92 percent of more than $1.3 trillion worth of U.S. goods exported in 2015 were likely affected by foreign technical regulations.
The Arab ocean carrier's shareholders would own 28 percent of the combined company, while the existing shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd would own 72 percent of the new company.
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Recently purchased APL parent Neptune Orient Lines couldn’t cut costs fast enough to compete in an increasingly commoditized market, chief executive Ng Yat Chung said in a surprisingly candid interview with Singapore’s Straits Times.
As a result of a 7-to-1 share reduction for Hyundai Elevator, Hyundai Global and Hyundai Group Chairman Hyun Jeon-Eun, the Korea Development Bank will become the largest shareholder of struggling South Korean ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine.
World Shipping Council President John Butler said existing regulations are adequate to manage economic competition and air pollution.