The Hong Kong-based carrier transported 5.2 percent more containers in the third quarter of 2016 compared to a year earlier, but average revenue per TEU for the quarter fell 18.1 percent year-over-year.
U.S. gross domestic product increased 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of 1.4 percent in the second quarter.
In addition to the six 13,010-TEU Hanjin Shipping vessels to be chartered to Maersk Line, a group led by HSH Nordbank could also acquire another three ships and lease them out to Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner MSC, according to multiple media reports.
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The valuation provider VesselsValue said that during the past year, the value of a 2016-built Panamax containership with 4,250 TEUs of capacity tumbled 49.57 percent, while the value of a 2016-built ship with 7,000 TEUs of capacity fell 32.27 percent.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
The Japanese ocean carrier estimates it will report extraordinary losses totaling 195 billion Japanese yen (U.S. $1.89 billion) in fiscal 2016 due to continued weakness in container and dry bulk freight rates, according to a statement from the company.