Through its subsidiary MOL Information Systems, the Japanese ocean carrier will conduct a joint study on the analysis and use of big data in ocean shipping with Yokohama National University.
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration said it will release $14.2 million in grants to a total of seven states through a grant program that was established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Korea’s Financial Services Commission said the government will promote sales of Hanjin Shipping’s core assets to Hyundai Merchant Marine in a bid to maintain competitiveness of the Korean shipping industry.
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Louise Muenter, head of media and stakeholder relations at A.P. Moeller-Maersk, said a corporate restructuring is a possibility following a report the Danish shipping conglomerate could be split into separate transportation and energy companies.
Meanwhile, the A.P. Møller - Maersk conglomerate, which includes both Maersk Line and APM Terminals, reported second quarter profits of $118 million, 89 percent below the $1.09 billion in the second quarter of 2015.
Chinese authorities have said that containers from certain countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment in order to prevent the virus from spreading, which has left many shippers concerned.