The Houston, Texas-based third-party logistics provider moved into a new 34,000-square-foot warehouse and office complex adjacent to the London Heathrow Airport in an effort to enhance its UK market presence.
SEKO Logistics named Michael Christensen president of SaaS and CPO of International Supply Chain Solutions to lead a new business unit focusing on the third-party logistics provider’s service-as-a-software technology solutions.
Reported cargo thefts in the state of Rio de Janeiro for the second quarter surged 34 percent year-over-year to 2,151 reported incidents as the nation’s economy continues to shed jobs.
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The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said carriers can’t cut costs fast enough in an industry where revenues may be $50 billion below what they were in 2014.
However, chassis lessors oppose the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement members’ plan to implement a $5 fee on chassis that move in and out of container terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying it will cost them $29 million.
The Panama Canal Authority said it is confident in the process it uses to move ships through the new locks at the canal, following an accident last week that damaged the Xin Fei Zhou after it made contact with one of the walls at the Agua Clara Locks.