American Shipper is gathering feedback from shippers, carriers, and others to better understand perspectives on how well the Federal Maritime Commission is doing as chief U.S. regulator of the shipping industry.
The shipping research and consulting firm attributed November’s year-over-year increase in idled containership capacity to the Panama Canal’s new locks, which made smaller containerships less attractive, along with Hanjin’s bankruptcy.
The Dubai-based operator will own 55 percent of a new vehicle targeting port and terminal investment opportunities outside of the United Arab Emirates, while Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will hold the other 45 percent.
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The Prologis Oakland Global Logistics Center, a new warehouse complex being constructed on a former military installation, adjacent to both the Port of Oakland and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The Port of Montréal, located along the St. Lawrence River, launched its new container terminal Friday, boosting the port’s handling capacity by 450,000 TEUs.
The Austin, Texas-based publisher and intelligence company said that although pirate attacks will continue to decline, maritime threats, such as militant attacks, will still pose a considerable challenge to global shipping companies.