It is with profound sadness that the officers, nationwide membership, and staff of the American Pilots’ Association (APA)1 announce that Captain Michael R. Watson, President of the APA, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Annapolis, Maryland on July 23, 2015. He was 72 years old.
EXPERTS expect more wide-beam 14,000- to 15,000-TEU ships with 21-deck rows and 53.5 metre beams are coming given the popularity of wide-beamed 8,500 - 10,000-TEUers, according to Alphaliner.
JAPAN's MOL is to resume direct calls in Manila on its Japan-Southeast Asia CBE and CBW services from August amid an easing of port congestion in the Philippines capital.
MEMBER shipping lines of the Asia Australia Discussion Agreement (AADA) will levy a rate increase of US$300 per TEU and $600 per FEU to all ports and points in Australia on shipments from Hong Kong and mainland China from September 1.
JAPANESE shipping giant NYKposted a 321 per cent second quarter net profit increase to JPY43.06 billion (US$34.69 million), drawn on revenues of JPY558.7 billion, which increased five per cent year on year.
JAPANESE shipping giant "K" Line posted a 100 per cent second quarter net profit increase to JPY10.8 billion (US$83.5 million), drawn on revenues of JPY335.4 billion, which increase of five per cent year on year.
SINGAPORE's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) reported a second quarter net profit of US$890 million, having reversed itself out of a $54 million year-on-year net loss.
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