Ocean carrier Yang Ming said it anticipates the Taiwanese government's share in the carrier will increase well beyond the current 33.3 percent held by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan.
The new president immediately put the world on notice that his administration will combat unfair trade practices, which many interpret as a return to protectionism.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Mike Zampa.
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The transportation and logistics industry has experienced a notable year between Hanjin’s bankruptcy, the new verified gross mass regulation and the expanded Panama Canal.
Fellow Japanese ocean carrier “K” Line exited the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Aug. 19, while MOL, the other major ocean carrier based out of Japan, left the group in 2008.
The U.S. maritime regulator granted the five-member ocean carrier alliance approval to take effect Dec. 19.