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Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
The ocean carrier will take delivery of two 3,600-TEU containerships from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. that are currently expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of 2018.
The six-month stop-gap funding measure, approved by the House and Senate earlier in the week, buys Congress until March 2016 to negotiate a long-term Federal Aviation Administration bill.
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."