Looking ahead at 2017, Duluth Seaway Port Authority Public Relations Director Adele Yorde told American Shipper the port authority will be completing a “de-bottlenecking project” on the main footprint of its Clure Public Terminal this year.
The German ocean carrier said the bonds are not for sale in the United States, and proceeds will be used for early redemption of notes due later this year and for general corporate purposes.
A study prepared for the Directorate-General for Climate Action found that savings from Flettner rotors and wing sails are seen as comparable.
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On a bright note, the port authority said it will be using a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Maritime Administration to improve the barge program that transports containers between Red Hook in Brooklyn and Port Newark.
Based on trends from the last two years, growth in containership capacity will continue to outpace demand in the next few years despite record ship scrapping so far in 2016, according to a recent report from the Boston Consulting Group.
Rates from Shanghai to the Mediterranean, which hold a 10 percent weight on the index’s overall reading, fell 6.3 percent from last Friday to $738 per TEU.