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The Georgia Ports Authority board approved expenditures of up to $12.6 million for the third phase of Savannah's yard crane electrification and a project to refurbish the concrete wharf at the Port of Brunswick's Mayor's Point Terminal at a meeting Monday.
Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd announced general rate increases.
The Danish firm's acquisition of UTi is the latest in a string of international mergers in the 3PL industry this year.
The Israeli ocean carrier recently returned to the black, posting adjusted net profits of $23 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared with a net loss of $50 million the previous year.
With more tonnage to be delivered next year, London-based shipping consultant Drewry says "the overhang of excess capacity [in the ocean freight industry] will be even greater than that experienced in 2009."