COSCO may make a bid of more than $4 billion for Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, according to various media reports.
The deployment of ultra-large containerships has not only increased average vessel size on key east west trades, but has accelerated the consolidation of carriers into vessel sharing agreements and alliances.
The container freight market is strengthening as carriers begin some 2017 negotiations, and Drewry said some shippers could see contract rates rise 20-40 percent in worst case scenarios.
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The third-party logistics provider subsidiary of German railway company Deutsche Bahn will combine its air and ocean freight division with its land transport division, as well as create a new division called Commercial DB Schenker and Contract Logistics.
A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
The Japanese liner carrier said it has suffered considerable damage after some of APL Logistics’ employees disseminated false information about its financial health.