The independent containership owner and manager purchased the vessels for $195.6 million.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration released a report Wednesday, showing that 92 percent of more than $1.3 trillion worth of U.S. goods exported in 2015 were likely affected by foreign technical regulations.
The Arab ocean carrier's shareholders would own 28 percent of the combined company, while the existing shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd would own 72 percent of the new company.
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The Danish third-party logistics provider is emptying its bank accounts of British pounds to minimize currency risks associated with the United Kingdom’s potential exit from the European Union, according to a report from Reuters news service.
Parcel carrier FedEx Corp. not only knew it was transporting illegal drugs, but deliberately evaded the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Assistant U.S. Attorney John H. Hemann said Monday in his opening statement.
Meanwhile, the pound slid the most on record to its weakest since 1985, while the yen rallied on demand for haven assets, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.