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.
The freight rate marketplace and management software provider's venture capital investment has now topped $50 million as it seeks to digitize the freight rate environment.
The Seattle-based e-commerce giant’s acquisition of SOUQ.com, the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, is expected to close some time in 2017.
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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.
Forwarders and NVOs are accustomed to adapting to complex markets and new competitors, but is this time different?