Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”
The Baltic Exchange, which had revenues of just $8.8 million last year, is more of a market-information service these days, generating indexes so members can work out fair cargo transport prices, according to Bloomberg's David Fickling and Andy Mukherjee.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 17 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
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The Swiss-based freight forwarding and logistics company is best known for its air and freight forwarding business, but has successfully added warehousing and distribution, along with related outsourced services, to its portfolio over the years.
Ports that insist on "no doc/no gate" policies with regard to verified container weights could lose business, the company's export manager says.
The Memphis, Tenn.-based parcel carrier and logistics provider will use the proceeds to help finance its planned 4.4 billion euro purchase of Dutch delivery company TNT Express NV.