The Greek port saw profits for the first half of 2016 jump 5.6 percent year-over-year to 12.7 million euros, despite headwinds from a 28-day strike carried out by staff between May and June.
The Sulaibiya, Kuwait-based third-party logistics provider has agreed to work with Maersk Line to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent per container as part of the Danish ocean carrier’s Carbon Pact Challenge, Agility said in a statement.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association said exploratory contact extension talks are tentatively set for Nov. 1-2.
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Meanwhile, the Bonn, Germany-based parcel carrier is withdrawing from long-distance bus service and selling its Postbus unit to FlixMobility GmbH for an undisclosed price, Deutsche Post DHL Group said in a statement Wednesday.
William E. (Bill) Woodhour became president of Maersk Line, Ltd. (MLL) July 1 and will eventually become chief executive officer of the company, taking over from Russ Bruner, who has been president and CEO of MLL since 2014.
Transportation and logistics companies added 11,700 positions last month, following a revised decrease of 6,700 jobs in June and a 4,500-job gain in May, according to recent preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor.