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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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd. and CMA CGM Terminals Holding signed a worldwide memorandum of understanding to seek cooperation at ports worldwide, with preference being given to ports called by the Ocean Alliance.
Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line said the acquisition of Hamburg Süd would boost its share of the world container fleet from 15.7 percent to 18.6 percent, and increase its capacity from 3.14 million TEUs to 3.76 million TEUs.