The German ocean carrier’s employees demonstrated Friday in Hamburg, seeking job protection in the wake of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Maersk Line.
American Shipper is gathering feedback from shippers, carriers, and others to better understand perspectives on how well the Federal Maritime Commission is doing as chief U.S. regulator of the shipping industry.
The shipping research and consulting firm attributed November’s year-over-year increase in idled containership capacity to the Panama Canal’s new locks, which made smaller containerships less attractive, along with Hanjin’s bankruptcy.
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A new supply chain analytics benchmark study from American Shipper found that manufacturers are relying on analytics based on historical data almost twice as much as retailers and LSPs.
Although free trade deals can cause short-term job losses, the long-term economic gains far outweigh the costs.
However, the French ocean carrier said it has fully repaid a loan used to acquire Neptune Orient Lines and its APL container shipping subsidiary.