Walmart is opening an import distribution center in Mobile, Ala., which is expected to significantly boost cargo volumes at APM Terminals Mobile.
Crane Worldwide Logistics hires vice president of global sales, while Danish Shipowners' Association appoints director for European Union affairs.
The Hong Kong-based third-party logistics provider opened a new office in Warsaw, Poland, following recent acquisitions in Europe in recent months.
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Separately, the three Japanese ocean carriers - NYK, “K” Line and MOL - on Friday filed an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to merge container operations.
Ocean carriers entering the market in 2010 and 2011 had a tough time, but SM Line said it believes it is timing its entrance into the transpacific market well, noting how freight rates are improving.
The World Shipping Council has warned of unintended consequences that would be detrimental to shippers if a rule was adopted that would limit situations in which detention and demurrage may be collected.