Sharjah-based Gulftainer is expected to record a volume increase of 30 percent in 2013. The group is continuing to expand its global footprint, with the June takeover of the Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in Saudi Arabia acting as the major driver.
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S (MAERSKB), owner of the world's largest container-shipping company, plans to add more vessels to its Singapore base after making the city-state its biggest hub after the headquarters in Denmark.
China's exports surged more than expected in February in a possible sign of stronger global demand. Exports leaped 21.8 percent, well ahead of analysts' expectations of single-digit growth as companies shut down for the Lunar New Year holiday.