American Shipper has launched a short survey to collect feedback on how the industry expects to be affected by the new ocean carrier alliances that launched at the beginning of the month.
MacroPoint announced its partnership with API provider Banyan, while FourKites unveiled its enhanced integration with supply chain software provider JDA.
However, the Baltic and International Maritime Council said the performance of the new ocean carrier alliances that set sail at the beginning of the month will be key in 2017.
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One intermodal chassis provider, however, the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, will maintain its current pricing for both pool and premium chassis despite increased labor costs and inventory and fleet enhancement efforts, NACPC said in a statement.
BlueWater Reporting illustrated the ports of Norfolk and Savannah rank as the top two U.S. East Coast ports for transpacific alliance services deploying capacity from Asia.
Aggregate spot container freight pricing on eight major east-west trades between the United States, Europe and Asia are up 102 percent from the same time last year, according to maritime consultant Drewry’s latest World Container Index report.