The German ocean carrier is citing benefits from its planned merger with United Arab Shipping Company, but Reuters has reported a "snag" in those plans.
The freight rate marketplace and management software provider's venture capital investment has now topped $50 million as it seeks to digitize the freight rate environment.
The Seattle-based e-commerce giant’s acquisition of SOUQ.com, the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, is expected to close some time in 2017.
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With capacity in the ocean carrier industry continuing to outstrip demand levels, many are left wondering what carrier is next in line for a merger or acquisition.
In an industry first, the vessel sharing agreement between Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and "K" Line, also established an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the event one of the carriers within the group becomes insolvent.
Forwarders and NVOs are accustomed to adapting to complex markets and new competitors, but is this time different?