The global railcar lessor’s diluted earnings per share stood at $1.44 for Q1 2017, down from Q1 2016, but still surpassing analyst expectations thanks to higher-than-expected gains on railcar sales.
The approximate $113 million acquisition of Rickmers Maritime Trust’s entire fleet of 14 Panamax-sized containerships will triple Navios Maritime Partners’ containership fleet.
Trading of shares in troubled Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming have been suspended on the Taiwan Stock Exchange until at least May 4 as the firm prepares to reduce its equity capital by over 50 percent, according to multiple media reports.
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The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.
Redwood Logistics names senior vice president of strategic sales, while Reading & Northern Railroad hires SVP of coal, Port of New Orleans adds a board member and CenterPoint Properties appoints marketing director.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye said the reduction from four to three major container shipping alliances should decrease rates on the transpacific trade, but the decline could be offset by upward rate pressure due to expected mergers.