Yang Ming responded by saying it has unwavering support of Taiwan’s government and has "proactively reorganized internally to effectively reduce its operating cost."
Orient Overseas Container Line’s parent company said it is not aware or involved in any bid relating to the company or OOCL.
Kansas City Southern’s net income fell 1.1 percent to $479.9 million for the full year in 2016 on revenues that slid 3.5 percent compared to the previous year, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line said the acquisition of Hamburg Süd would boost its share of the world container fleet from 15.7 percent to 18.6 percent, and increase its capacity from 3.14 million TEUs to 3.76 million TEUs.
Shares in Orient Overseas International Ltd., the parent company of ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line, have jumped more than 25 percent since the end of 2016, reaching a 52-week high on Wednesday.