The freight transportation analyst said its Shippers Conditions Index is at its highest sustained level since 2011, but conditions for shippers should reverse in 2017, as fuel prices increase and regulatory drag tightens capacity.
The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union last week could have implications for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the U.S. and EU, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to experts at the Stimson Center.
The struggling South Korean shipping line plans to return 20 containerships and 18 bulk vessels when their charters expire this year and next as the latest step in its cost cutting and restructuring efforts.
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SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal, which has operated nights and Saturdays for two months to ease pressure on busy weekday cargo operations, will stay open three nights a week in a during a four-week trial.
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd reached an agreement with United Arab Shipping Company on a merger that would make Hapag-Lloyd the fifth largest container carrier in the world.
The proposed ocean carrier alliance will include Hapag-Lloyd of Germany; Japan's MOL, NYK and "K" Line; Taiwan-based Yang Ming; and South Korean line Hanjin, and could potentially add Dubai-based UASC and Korea's HMM down the road.