Meanwhile, the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider also announced plans to offer Saturday delivery options in large metropolitan areas in the U.S., and has began testing a residential drone delivery system.
The e-commerce giant will add 2,000 new full-time positions at two new California fulfillment centers and more than 5,000 jobs in the United Kingdom during 2017.
Prior to going bankrupt, Hanjin Shipping had chartered five, 3,400-TEU vessels and eight, 10,100-TEU vessels from Danaos.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line said the acquisition of Hamburg Süd would boost its share of the world container fleet from 15.7 percent to 18.6 percent, and increase its capacity from 3.14 million TEUs to 3.76 million TEUs.