Drewry research conducted on behalf of software provider CargoSphere found that forwarders spend about $500 million a year on ocean freight rate acquisition and management.
American Shipper’s sister publication, the Adam Smith Project, wrote Monday about the dangers of recalibrating trade statistics to suit policy initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer Ted Fick resigned earlier this month amid a Washington State Auditor's Office investigation into an alleged $4.8 million in potentially illegal payouts to port employees.
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Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. has confirmed it is looking to buy the now insolvent South Korean shipping company’s 54 percent stake in the Southern California container terminal.
Members of the 2M Alliance - Maersk and MSC - reached a space-sharing deal with HMM, which they said is “outside the scope” of the 2M Alliance, but will involve HMM buying slots on 2M vessels and 2M partners purchasing slots with HMM on selected routes.
Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.