The German ocean carrier’s employees demonstrated Friday in Hamburg, seeking job protection in the wake of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Maersk Line.
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.
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MOL appoints chief country representatives in Brazil and Mexico, while Bureau International des Containers names new secretary general.
Although free trade deals can cause short-term job losses, the long-term economic gains far outweigh the costs.
The marine terminal operator said that effective Dec. 6, truckers will be required to make appointments to pick up container imports in order to reduce wait times by more evenly distributing truck arrivals throughout the day.