The German ocean carrier upped the size of a five-year bond from 150 million euros to 250 million euros.
COSCO may make a bid of more than $4 billion for Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, according to various media reports.
The deployment of ultra-large containerships has not only increased average vessel size on key east west trades, but has accelerated the consolidation of carriers into vessel sharing agreements and alliances.
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Historically low ocean freight rates have caused carriers to implement cost-cutting measures that have reduced reliability, meaning shippers need to be more flexible in how they procure capacity.
The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association will start publishing the average container dwell times at 12 marine terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on a monthly basis to help supply chain efficiency efforts.
The ship management software provider analyzed six ports throughout the world to better understand what impact the new verified gross mass amendment of the Safety of Life at Sea convention has had on the shipping industry since it took effect July 1.