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Mexican military takes hold of Port of Lázaro Cárdenas

Lázaro Cárdenas port has been taken over by military. APM Terminals, SSA Marine and Hutchison Port Holdings are expanding at the port. Photo by El Informador.

The Mexican military has taken the reins of the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, one of the country’s largest container ports, as Mexico attempts to crack down on surrounding drug […]


Foss gains site in Everett, two tugs on Columbia

Foss Maritime made two big announcements this week. Click on the headlines to read the full articles:

Foss Maritime parent firm buys K-C site in Everett:

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has agreed to sell the site of its former waterfront mill to the Seattle-based parent company for Foss Maritime Co. Under the plan, some 250 skilled maritime […]


China Shipping expands footprint in South America

China Shipping has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, China Shipping (South America) Holding, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will become the investment, planning, management and service center of China Shipping in South America.

The new company will be engaged in investment and management of shipping, ship agency, freight forwarding, and logistics.

The establishment of the […]


Maersk Line Ltd. CEO to head Virginia Port Authority

John Reinhart

John Reinhart, the president and CEO of Norfolk-based Maersk Line Ltd., was named the new executive director of the Virginia Port Authority on Thursday.

Reinhart was chosen from a field of 71 applicants, 10 of whom were interviewed. He announced earlier this month that he planned to retire from Maersk at the end […]