The Icelandic ocean carrier has entered into an agreement to purchase three 2,200-TEU ice-class vessels from Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in China, with an option for three more, according to report from maritime news outlet Splash 24/7.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Michael Zampa.
Global professional services company Accenture will acquire the corporate advisory and aviation consulting business of Seabury Group.
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Danish shipping company Maersk Line and Chinese e-commerce marketplace Alibaba teamed up to provide sellers direct bookings with the container line, marking another development in the rapidly changing ocean freight procurement space.
The logistics industry should heed past innovators as it grapples with Amazon and Alibaba's clear desire to take greater control of their logistics processes, according to CoLoadX founder Fauad Shariff.
Drewry’s investment research arm said it believes CMA CGM of France is best positioned among the major carriers to be a perfect suitor for Orient Overseas (International) Limited, the parent company of Hong Kong-Based OOCL.