Representatives from Chanel Fragrances and Beauté, Ericsson, Sandvik Machining Solutions, Marine Harvest RMT and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have joined the association’s Shipper Advisory Committee.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 9.8 percent since last week to a reading of 577.81, as rates from Shanghai to both Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean jumped 36.6 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively.
Struggling South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. on Friday filed for receivership with the Seoul Central District Court amid mounting debt and continued losses.
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Non-vessel-operating common carrier Ecu-Line has opened a new branch office in Fremantle, Australia.
The port of Fremantle services the capital city of Perth and the entire state of Western Australia.
The NVO said its Fremantle branch complements its existing weekly export consolidations from Australia to Singapore for destinations worldwide.
The Fremantle branch is headed by Rob Page.
Schenker Inc. gains new U.S. CEO and XPO Logistics appoints chief transformation officer, while CEVA Logistics picks aerospace VP and GAC North America names regional commercial director for oil and gas.
The new shipping line will commence a new service between China and Australia, which will deploy five ships with a nominal capacity of 5,000 TEUs.
Crude oil prices have risen about 60 percent from a 2016 low, but the risk that prices will again fall is forcing Maersk’s oil unit to explore bigger cost cuts than previously planned, according to group CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen.