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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DSF said it expects intra-regional trades to grow in importance at the expense of the main east-west trades.
However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.
The proposed change would give NVOs and import buyers the ability to directly transmit the Importer Security Filing, which is expected to improve security and eliminate confusion over who should file.