The German ocean carrier is citing benefits from its planned merger with United Arab Shipping Company, but Reuters has reported a "snag" in those plans.
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.
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Capacity in the major east-west trades leveled out during fourth quarter 2016 as merger and acquisition announcements continued to filter into an already unstable market, according to the latest quarterly World Liner Supply Report from BlueWater Reporting.
What has been accepted as standard practice for decades - large shippers cementing big volume annual contracts with carriers and smaller shippers, forwarders and NVOs picking up the scraps on the spot market - is now being heavily scrutinized.
The ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington are planning infrastructure improvements as a project to deepen the river nears completion.