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 agricultural export group, which has been a critic of the container weight regulation implementation process, praised South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome for suggesting the use of port scales to obtain verified gross mass.
The Green Bay, Wis.-based trucking and logistics firm announced the acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, which both specialize in the delivery of difficult-to-handle goods such as furniture and carpet.
The Port of Jacksonville's terminals are willing to use on-site scales to provide carriers with a certified container weight to meet a new maritime safety rule.