The German ocean carrier’s shareholders of Friday approved all items on the agenda for the annual meeting, most notably including the approval of new authorized share capital, which will be used toward the merger with UASC.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the nation's agricultural trade surplus is also expected to increase to $19.5 billion for fiscal year 2017, up 40 percent from $13.9 billion for fiscal year 2016.
With 13 of the top 20 container lines reporting combined losses of $2.5 billion in the first half alone, industry losses will likely range from $8 billion to $10 billion for the full year, according to Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting.
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The port terminal operator division of China COSCO Shipping Corp. posted net profits attributable to equity shareholders of the company of $171.9 million on revenues of $275 million, year-over-year declines of 8.1 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.
The Dubai-based container terminal operator posted a cargo throughput of 31.4 million TEUs at its container terminals in the first six months of 2016, a 1.2 percent increase from the same 2015 period on a like-for-like basis.
The total value of cross-border freight between the United States and North American trading partners Canada and Mexico slipped another 3.1 percent year-over-year in May 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.