The third-party logsitics company's Americas division has carved out a group to create a host of customized transportation services, including cross-border, forward inventory handling, and managed transportation solutions.
John Urban, who is a founder and former president of GT Nexus, served as an executive with APL and was also president of domestic intermodal carrier NPSC.
Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. will be acquired by GMéxico Transportes S.A. de C.V. in an all cash transaction.
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The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.
However, the French ocean carrier, which acquired APL last year, said operating profits recovered in the fourth quarter of the year.
Maersk and IBM said they intend to work with a network of shippers, freight forwarders, ocean carriers, ports and customs authorities to build the new global trade digitization solution, which is expected to go into production later this year.