Hanne B. Sørensen, chief executive of A.P. Møller-Maersk’s third-party logistics subsidiary, will be replaced by current Maersk Line Head of East West Trades Klaus Rud Sejling, the company said in a statement.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 3.5 percent from last Friday to a reading of 707.68, declining for the second straight week as the short-term boost after Hanjin Shipping filed for receivership at the end of August has now faded.
The Japanese ocean carrier has acquired a 25 percent share of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, a construction firm specializing in offshore and subsea oil and gas facilities, from Singapore’s Ezra Holdings and Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation.
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Watco Supply Chain Services has purchased BCM Logistics, a Clearfield, Utah-based provider of door-to-door intermodal services, for an undisclosed sum, according to a statement from the company.
A survey conducted by American Shipper revealed that 40 percent of participants believe the most likely outcome of Hanjin’s predicament is that its assets will be liquidated and acquired by multiple carriers.
Datamyne provided American Shipper with statistics illustrating how some non-vessel-operating common carriers pulled U.S. import volume from Hanjin ships prior to August, while others ramped up their use of the financially stricken carrier.