The Icelandic ocean carrier has entered into an agreement to purchase three 2,200-TEU ice-class vessels from Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China, with an option for three more, according to report from maritime news outlet Splash 24/7.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Michael Zampa.
Global professional services company Accenture will acquire the corporate advisory and aviation consulting business of Seabury Group.
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The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.
The Israeli container carrier told American Shipper Friday it is rejecting the rumor that it has intentions to sell its global shipping operations to instead become a regional Mediterranean carrier.