The Swiss-based freight forwarding and logistics company is best known for its air and freight forwarding business, but has successfully added warehousing and distribution, along with related outsourced services, to its portfolio over the years.
Although harvesting has picked up in West Africa, bean deliveries in top grower Ivory Coast continue to lag behind last season's pace.
The Persian Gulf nation signed an agreement with India and Afghanistan this week to develop its southern Chabahar port along the Gulf of Oman coast.
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More than 100 neopanamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.
The 4,650-TEU Safmarine Meru, the first ship on the 2M Alliance's new TP18/Lone Star Express service, had only 400 containers on board, while the other ship, the Northern Jasper, was off-hire, according to Maersk Line officials.
The Port of Savannah will weigh export containers at no cost to help shippers comply with new International Maritime Organization requirements for providing verified gross mass data to carriers.