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The new service, which connects Chicago and St. Paul, Minn. with Seattle, features expedited service seven days a week for westbound traffic and six days a week for eastbound traffic.
Meanwhile, lane outages in the existing locks for maintenance could reduce available capacity for vessel traffic by up to 50 percent through the end of the month, according to maritime support services provider Gulf Agency Co.
The Danish firm's acquisition of UTi is the latest in a string of international mergers in the 3PL industry this year.
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."