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Chinese carriers COSCO and China Shipping told the Federal Maritime Commission they are in the beginning stages of a merger, while Bloomberg reported CMA CGM has entered into talks to buy APL parent Neptune Orient Lines.
XPO Logistics, which announced Friday it had finalized its $3 billion acquisition of trucking and logistics provider Con-way Inc., will cut more than 10 percent of current Con-way staff at its Ann Arbor, Mich. headquarters and Portland, Ore. IT center.
There appears to have been some improvement in vessel waiting times, but the Panama Canal Authority announced on Sunday it will take additional steps in an attempt to to clear the backlog of ships at the Central American waterway.
The FAST Act, which provides $253 billion in funding over five years for highway and bridge infrastructure, motor carrier safety, hazmat safety, passenger rail programs and transit, now goes to the House and Senate for a full vote.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.