The Icelandic government, two Icelandic municipal authorities and the EFLA engineering company signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the creation of a new port in the northeast corner of Iceland.
SSA Marine's Oakland International Container Terminal will make appointments mandatory for the majority of containerized import pick-ups in order to shorten lines at terminal gates and speed up cargo delivery to customers.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
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Non-vessel-operating common carrier Ecu-Line has opened a new branch office in Fremantle, Australia.
The port of Fremantle services the capital city of Perth and the entire state of Western Australia.
The NVO said its Fremantle branch complements its existing weekly export consolidations from Australia to Singapore for destinations worldwide.
The Fremantle branch is headed by Rob Page.
Schenker Inc. gains new U.S. CEO and XPO Logistics appoints chief transformation officer, while CEVA Logistics picks aerospace VP and GAC North America names regional commercial director for oil and gas.
The new shipping line will commence a new service between China and Australia, which will deploy five ships with a nominal capacity of 5,000 TEUs.
Søren Skou, chief executive officer of the world's largest container carrier, predicts the industry will see upward price momentum in the second quarter this year ahead of the traditional peak shipping season in the third quarter.