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Neptune Orient Lines, parent of liner company APL, has confirmed it has entered into talks with CMA CGM and Maersk about a potential sale, while COSCO and China Shipping told FMC Commisioner William Doyle they are in the "beginning stages of a merger."
The ocean shipping industry would take a move of APL from one alliance to another in stride, according to Rolf Habben Jansen, chief executive officer of the German liner carrier.
GSF says debate is needed on whether 2M, G6, CKYHE and O3 deliver real competition, or if shippers would be better served by fewer lines competing head-on.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.
While some containers will flow to Portland, others will be loaded on trains in Boardman, Oregon for shipment through Seattle and Tacoma.