However, the Northwest Seaport Alliance said it may see lower cargo volumes for February, and volumes with Alaska are expected to decline for the full year of 2017 due to soft market conditions.
The Greek port’s box volumes declined in 2016 from a year prior amid increased volumes at the car terminal, while revenues ticked up 3.6 percent.
While A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to narrow its focus to transportation and logistics, the foundation that owns a controlling stake in the company will move in its own direction, Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla said.
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Starting in April, Hamburg Süd's cargo will be shipped on vessels in the 2M network, a carrier alliance consisting of Maersk Line and MSC.
Members of the 2M Alliance - Maersk and MSC - reached a space-sharing deal with HMM, which they said is “outside the scope” of the 2M Alliance, but will involve HMM buying slots on 2M vessels and 2M partners purchasing slots with HMM on selected routes.
The Danish conglomerate said at its 2016 Capital Markets Day presentation that it wants container shipping to once again become a growth business for the company, while APM Terminals will focus less on developing and more on filling up existing facilities.