Carriers may seek to "turn the table" on shippers who drove hard bargains, but upturn in rates may be short-lived.
Cold chain solutions provider CSafe Global acquired Kalibox, adding over 5,000 square meters of manufacturing in two European locations to CSafe’s current six North American locations that have a combined space of over 20,000 square meters.
The third-party load tracking visibility provider lauded the U.S. Patent and Trade Office's decision to protect its patent against competitors, including FourKites.
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The Northern Sea Route, which can cut 12 to 15 days off voyage times between Asia and North Europe compared to the traditional Suez Canal routing, is currently only usable during the summer season, but could be open year-round by 2020.
The ocean carrier alliance will void one sailing each on its Central China 4 (CC4) and South China 2 (SC2) services between Asia and the United States West Coast in response to “expected low demand in October,” member OOCL said in a statement.
Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing met with the director general of China's Inspection and Quarantine Ministry to gain more information about how shippers can comply with China’s requirement that shipments from the nation be mosquito-free.