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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The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
The international shipping organization said 2017 will be another die-hard year of competition and it projects the container shipping segment to see a net fleet growth of around 3.1 percent in 2017 compared with an estimated 1.1 percent in 2016.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.