ZS Fund has acquired Amerijet Holdings, an operator of cargo aircraft under the name Amerijet International, along with logistics services subsidiary ITN Worldwide for an undisclosed sum.
Until now, Freightos has focused on helping forwarders quote faster, but since January, the logistics technology provider has been beta testing its China-to-United States marketplace.
Total cargo throughput at the largest French port fell 3 percent to 39.13 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016 as general cargo volumes remained relatively flat and bulk volumes fell compared with the same 2015 period.
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After a weak first quarter in 2016, east-west capacity rebounded slightly in advance of the traditional summer peak season, but overcapacity, decreased volumes and low rates continued to drive carriers into the ever-changing alliance game.
The London-based firm said it projects that container freight rates will rise modestly over the next 18 months from the all-time lows reached recently, but it won’t be sufficient enough to rescue the industry from substantial losses in 2016.
While Xeneta said rates could continue to fall due to the Panama Canal expansion, London-based firm Drewry said it projects freight rates will rise modestly over the next 18 months.