Investment firm Ridgemont Equity Partners will purchase third-party logistics provider Worldwide Express and merge it with portfolio company and fellow 3PL Unishippers Global Logistics to create a new firm called Worldwide Express Global Logistics.
DHL Global Forwarding appoints head of operations in Hong Kong and Macau, while FourKites adds to management team, GAC announces new C-level appointments, and Centiro names vice president of sales and operations for North America.
Global trade management solutions provider GTKonnect has acquired ECCNSelect software and its patented technology platform for ECCN determination and management.
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Five large terminal companies and the Port of Rotterdam Authority filed the “Global Ports Group Agreement” with the Federal Maritime Commission to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the container port industry.
New ship orders declined in 2016, driven down by overcapacity and sluggish global trade growth, and although devastating for shipyards and their workers, the drop may be necessary if the health of the container liner industry is going to be restored.
The global shipping consultancy said there will be minimal aggregate multipurpose fleet growth to 2020, due to increased demolition levels in the multipurpose and competing sectors, combined with the decreased number of newbuilding orders.