The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
FedEx Express entered into an agreement with Korail Networks to utilize the Korea Train eXpress network to transport time-and temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments.
The Danish liner carrier has resumed service to Iran after a five-year absence and just a year and a half after the Maersk Tigris was fired upon by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.
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Historically low ocean freight rates have caused carriers to implement cost-cutting measures that have reduced reliability, meaning shippers need to be more flexible in how they procure capacity.
Rafi Danieli, chief executive of ZIM, said in an interview with American Shipper that the carrier focuses on specific global trades, where it wants to sail, and where it has an advantage and a big market share.
Hanne B. Sørensen, chief executive of A.P. Møller-Maersk’s third-party logistics subsidiary, will be replaced by current Maersk Line Head of East West Trades Klaus Rud Sejling, the company said in a statement.