Through its subsidiary MOL Information Systems, the Japanese ocean carrier will conduct a joint study on the analysis and use of big data in ocean shipping with Yokohama National University.
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration said it will release $14.2 million in grants to a total of seven states through a grant program that was established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Korea’s Financial Services Commission said the government will promote sales of Hanjin Shipping’s core assets to Hyundai Merchant Marine in a bid to maintain competitiveness of the Korean shipping industry.
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Ocean carriers MOL, NYK and “K” Line all reported losses in their container segments and lower revenues year-over-year for the first fiscal quarter, which ended June 30.
South Korea’s largest container shipping company’s transported volumes ticked up 1 percent year-over-year in the quarter to 1.17 million TEUs, container revenues tumbled 26.6 percent year-over-year to 1.35 trillion won.
The Itasca, Ill.-based third-party logistics provider has added a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China, 30 minutes away from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.