In addition to a 7 percent increase in container cargo, the severe congestion seen last year at ports along the U.S. West Coast caused an increase in diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and greenhouse gasses at the Port of Long Beach in 2015.
The containership lessor sold 3.2 million Series G shares at $25 per share ($80 million) in an offering that closed Friday, and 9 million Series H shares earlier this month at the same price ($225 million total).
The Westbury, N.Y.-based non-vessel-operating common carrier opened a new office in Dubai and now operates 18 offices and works with over 120 agents worldwide.
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The expanded Panama Canal locks, which just opened June 26 to handle vessels up to 14,000 TEUs, are expected to reshape U.S. East Coast port operations.
DSF said it expects intra-regional trades to grow in importance at the expense of the main east-west trades.