The container terminal operator posted a cargo throughout of 15.5 million TEUs at its container terminals in the first quarter of 2016, a 2.4 percent increase from the same 2015 period on a like-for-like basis.
Although activity slowed in the first quarter, total deal value for mergers and acquisitions in the transportation and logistics sector was still up 26 percent compared to first quarter 2015, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The European Union competition watchdog said a trustee will monitor both companies to ensure there is no information sharing between the Ocean3 and G6 ocean carrier alliances, of which CMA CGM and Neptune Orient Lines subsidiary APL are currently members.
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Ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen Line and OOCL revealed they will form a new alliance next April.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is calling for carriers and shippers to work together to find a solution so exports are not left on the docks for lack of verified gross mass documentation come July 1.
The House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will hear testimony on April 14 about the International Maritime Organization's controversial verified gross mass requirement, which goes into effect July 1.