Until now, Freightos has focused on helping forwarders quote faster, but since January, the logistics technology provider has been beta testing its China-to-United States marketplace.
Total cargo throughput at the largest French port fell 3 percent to 39.13 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016 as general cargo volumes remained relatively flat and bulk volumes fell compared with the same 2015 period.
The Dubai-based container terminal operator posted a cargo throughput of 31.4 million TEUs at its container terminals in the first six months of 2016, a 1.2 percent increase from the same 2015 period on a like-for-like basis.
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Rolf Habben Jansen, the chief executive officer of ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd, said he believes consolidation in the shipping industry resulting from deals such as Monday’s merger agreement between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC will benefit the container industry.
The Massachusetts Port Authority revealed that shipping lines continue to indicate their intention to deploy 10,000-12,000 TEU containerships to the port, which just received its largest containership ever this past weekend, the 8,532-TEU Xin Mei Zhou.
Former Congressman Daniel B. Maffei was sworn-in on Monday, July 18 as a commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, taking the seat of Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. who retired last Friday.