The weekly loop is scheduled to launch in November to meet agricultural season demand.
The ZIM operated Seven Star Service between Asia and the U.S. East Coast will be suspended for the winter slack season, but the Israeli carrier will join the G6 Alliance’s SVS on the trade as a vessel provider, dubbing it the Seven Star Winter Service.
The nonprofit organization said Wednesday it broke ground on what will become the largest distribution hub for humanitarian medical aid in the United States.
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Louise Muenter, head of media and stakeholder relations at A.P. Moeller-Maersk, said a corporate restructuring is a possibility following a report the Danish shipping conglomerate could be split into separate transportation and energy companies.
The Danish conglomerate said one division will focus on transport and logistics, while the other division will focus on energy.
The world’s two largest container shipping carriers, Maersk Line and MSC, are beefing up their presence on the transpacific trade in the wake of Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership in Korea last week.