A total of 221 cargo theft incidents were reported in the United States during first quarter 2016, up 8 percent from the same 2015 period, but average loss value per incident fell 56 percent, according to the latest report from FreightWatch International.
Global container shipping lines will face one or two more years of pain as the industry consolidates amid overcapacity and weaker demand, Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup said.
South Korean shipping conglomerate Hyundai Merchant Marine, which said it is continuing efforts to stabilize its business, predicts that normalization of its business is only a matter of time.
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The 4,650-TEU Safmarine Meru, the first ship on the 2M Alliance's new TP18/Lone Star Express service, had only 400 containers on board, while the other ship, the Northern Jasper, was off-hire, according to Maersk Line officials.
The 12,500-TEU containership MSC Fabiola was successfully refloated early Saturday morning, allowing vessel traffic in the important cargo gateway to resume as normal, according to a customer advisory from shipping agency GAC.
Container transport revenues at the Danish shipping conglomerate fell 20 percent year-over-year for the quarter due to a 26 percent decline in average freight rates.