Scheduled to commence in March 2017, the new direct route between its hub at London Heathrow and New Orleans International Airport will be the first of its kind, the global airfreight carrier said in a statement.
Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. is looking to buy the now insolvent South Korean shipping company’s 54 percent stake in the Southern California container terminal, according to a report from Reuters news service.
The Icelandic shipping company said its Blue Line service will drop a call at Hamburg in favor of a call at Bremerhaven, which offers excellent connections via Bremerhaven to Asia, Africa, South America and North America.
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Peak season capacity took a major hit in third quarter 2016 as carriers scrambled to replace services interrupted by Hanjin Shipping’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy announcement.
Meanwhile, The Federal Maritime Commission told American Shipper Tuesday that despite Hanjin no longer accepting bookings in the U.S., the commission hasn’t received any amendments to the CKYHE Alliance agreement since it was originally filed in 2014.
The Korea Herald reported South Korean liner carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine is reviewing U.S. trade assets of the former competitor.