Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and MOL issued rate increases on various trades.
The new warehouse is the first facility in Vietnam to provide a super frozen storage room, which reaches as cold at -58 degrees Fahrenheit.
Meanwhile, just this Friday, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange said its Shanghai Containerized Freight Index declined 6.2 percent from last Friday’s reading of 670.29 to a reading of 628.59.
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Ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine joining the 2M Alliance - comprised of Maersk Line and MSC - has fueled speculation about Maersk’s ultimate motives, but the short term impact is a larger share on the transpacific trade, especially from Korea.
The rating agency acted negatively to the idea that the A.P. Moller - Maersk conglomerate could potentially choose to divide into separate companies, noting the split could hurt the group's business diversification.
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd reached an agreement with United Arab Shipping Company on a merger that would make Hapag-Lloyd the fifth largest container carrier in the world.