The Shanghai Containerized Freight index fell 1.9 from last Friday to a reading of 971.64, but the index is still much higher from a year prior.
Online freight forwarder iContainers already had offices in Florida, India and Spain prior to the opening of its newest office in Rotterdam.
The Lowell, Ark.-based intermodal and trucking provider’s net earnings for 2016 inched up 1.1 percent from 2015 to $432.1 million.
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The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.