Investment firm Ridgemont Equity Partners will purchase third-party logistics provider Worldwide Express and merge it with portfolio company and fellow 3PL Unishippers Global Logistics to create a new firm called Worldwide Express Global Logistics.
DHL Global Forwarding appoints head of operations in Hong Kong and Macau, while FourKites adds to management team, GAC announces new C-level appointments, and Centiro names vice president of sales and operations for North America.
Global trade management solutions provider GTKonnect has acquired ECCNSelect software and its patented technology platform for ECCN determination and management.
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The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.
Analysts have speculated ZIM could be the next firm swept up in the wave of consolidation in the ocean shipping industry, but the Israeli carrier has outright rejected the idea it is looking to sell its global operations.