Walmart is opening an import distribution center in Mobile, Ala., which is expected to significantly boost cargo volumes at APM Terminals Mobile.
Crane Worldwide Logistics hires vice president of global sales, while Danish Shipowners' Association appoints director for European Union affairs.
The German ocean carrier is citing benefits from its planned merger with United Arab Shipping Company, but Reuters has reported a "snag" in those plans.
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The Spanish government will face strikes at all ports across the country later this month, according to International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Maritime Operations Coordinator Jacqueline Smith.
The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
In an industry first, the vessel sharing agreement between Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and "K" Line, also established an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the event one of the carriers within the group becomes insolvent.