The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
FedEx Express entered into an agreement with Korail Networks to utilize the Korea Train eXpress network to transport time-and temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments.
The Danish liner carrier has resumed service to Iran after a five-year absence and just a year and a half after the Maersk Tigris was fired upon by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.
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Following the recent collapse of Hanjin Shipping, “there will be a wave of consolidation” in the industry and CMA CGM could participate even after its recent purchase of APL parent Neptune Orient Lines, according to vice chairman Rodolphe Saadé.
The Singapore-listed containership owner and operator is unable to meet on-going coupon and principal payments on $100 million Singapore (U.S. $73.2 million) on 8.45 percent notes due May 2017, the company said in a presentation to noteholders.
The United States’ largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore company, Ports America, has merged its breakbulk operations at the Port of Houston with Cooper/T. Smith, forming a new joint venture called Cooper/Ports America, LLC.