Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and MOL issued rate increases on various trades.
The new warehouse is the first facility in Vietnam to provide a super frozen storage room, which reaches as cold at -58 degrees Fahrenheit.
Meanwhile, just this Friday, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange said its Shanghai Containerized Freight Index declined 6.2 percent from last Friday’s reading of 670.29 to a reading of 628.59.
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Rolf Habben Jansen, the chief executive officer of ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd, said he believes consolidation in the shipping industry resulting from deals such as Monday’s merger agreement between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC will benefit the container industry.
U.S. beef producers and exporters now have access to Saudi Arabian consumers after nearly four years of being shut out of the Middle Eastern market due to the detection of an “atypical” case of “mad cow” disease in 2012.
The Honolulu-based shipping company has entered into an agreement to acquire Span Alaska, which has doubled in size during the past year through the acquisition of Pacific Alaska Freightways.