Investment firm Ridgemont Equity Partners will purchase third-party logistics provider Worldwide Express and merge it with portfolio company and fellow 3PL Unishippers Global Logistics to create a new firm called Worldwide Express Global Logistics.
DHL Global Forwarding appoints head of operations in Hong Kong and Macau, while FourKites adds to management team, GAC announces new C-level appointments, and Centiro names vice president of sales and operations for North America.
Global trade management solutions provider GTKonnect has acquired ECCNSelect software and its patented technology platform for ECCN determination and management.
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Global trade in 2016 was sluggish, as import volumes and global container throughput dipped, but the negligible dip in global trade was accompanied by radical shifts in freight pricing.
Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line said the acquisition of Hamburg Süd would boost its share of the world container fleet from 15.7 percent to 18.6 percent, and increase its capacity from 3.14 million TEUs to 3.76 million TEUs.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 16 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.