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The logistics industry is "facing an unprecedented labor shortage" for which 79 percent of 3PLs are unprepared, according to a new study from Penske Logistics.
Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
Maersk Line plans to set up a system for monitoring dangerous goods that is similar to one Hapag-Lloyd already has in place.
The Israeli ocean carrier recently returned to the black, posting adjusted net profits of $23 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared with a net loss of $50 million the previous year.
With more tonnage to be delivered next year, London-based shipping consultant Drewry says "the overhang of excess capacity [in the ocean freight industry] will be even greater than that experienced in 2009."
Capacity growth was relatively stagnant across the three major east-west trades in the third quarter of 2015, as slowing global trade and an economic recession in China caused volumes to remain weak even during the summer peak shipping season.