NYK Group Europe appoints chief executive officer and chief operating officer, while Capes Shipping Agencies hires general manager.
The e-commerce giant and SOUQ.com “share the same DNA – we’re both driven by customers, invention, and long-term thinking,” according to Russ Grandinetti, senior vice president of the international consumer division at Amazon.
The largest port on the U.S. East Coast saw containerized cargo volumes tick up 1.2 percent to 507,066 TEUs in February 2017, a record for the month, according to the most recent figures from the port authority.
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The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.
Marilee McInnis, director of international corporate affairs at Walmart, said although the retailer no longer does business with Hanjin due to the carrier’s bankruptcy, it is currently speaking with another Korean carrier regarding its shipping needs.
Separately, the three Japanese ocean carriers - NYK, “K” Line and MOL - on Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to merge container operations.