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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However, COSCO SHIPPING Holdings said it does expect to have earnings before interest and tax of approximately 700 million Chinese yuan renminbi for the fourth quarter of 2016, excluding the net loss it incurred from the demolition of vessels.
Feeder ships play a huge role in global trade and the future of these ships is quite secure, said Captain James McNamara, who currently serves as chairman of the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, N.Y.
Jon Ross, a former American Shipper editor who is an expert on the air cargo industry, pointed out how various market fundamentals, along with UPS’ Boeing order, echo the general consensus that the air cargo market is about to pick back up.