The Panama Canal Authority said it is confident in the process it uses to move ships through the new locks at the canal, following an accident last week that damaged the Xin Fei Zhou after it made contact with one of the walls at the Agua Clara Locks.
Ocean carrier MSC has started investing in TRAXENS, a French start-up that produces technology for ocean container tracking.
Although activity increased from the first quarter, total deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics sector was still down 18 percent and 22 percent year-over-year, respectively, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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After a weak first quarter in 2016, east-west capacity rebounded slightly in advance of the traditional summer peak season, but overcapacity, decreased volumes and low rates continued to drive carriers into the ever-changing alliance game.
Both carriers have refuted analyst reports that industry leader Maersk Line intends not just to bring Hyundai Merchant Marine into the 2M Alliance it shares with MSC, but to merge with or buy the struggling South Korean line.
The 10,000-TEU MOL Benefactor, currently serving on the G6 Alliance’s Asia-U.S. East Coast NYX loop, will be the first container vessel to call a USEC port after transiting the newly opened Panama Canal expansion.