The German ocean carrier said its merger with UASC will create the world's fifth largest container carrier and secure the large ships it needs for the Far East-Europe trade.
The Government Accountability Office has denied a competitor's protest that the U.S. Transportation Command improperly awarded a contract to operate a major military port.
The port terminal operator division of China COSCO Shipping Corp. posted net profits attributable to equity shareholders of the company of $171.9 million on revenues of $275 million, year-over-year declines of 8.1 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.
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The Itasca, Ill.-based third-party logistics provider has added a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China, 30 minutes away from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
Logistics costs for businesses in the United States grew in 2015, while spending actually slowed by nearly half from the 5.1 percent compound average rate over the previous four years and was flat relative to the overall economy.
The logistics provider has begun introducing vertical-specific carve-outs of its visibility and transportation technology suites, with new tracking and dashboard tools for retailers.