ZS Fund has acquired Amerijet Holdings, an operator of cargo aircraft under the name Amerijet International, along with logistics services subsidiary ITN Worldwide for an undisclosed sum.
Until now, Freightos has focused on helping forwarders quote faster, but since January, the logistics technology provider has been beta testing its China-to-United States marketplace.
Total cargo throughput at the largest French port fell 3 percent to 39.13 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016 as general cargo volumes remained relatively flat and bulk volumes fell compared with the same 2015 period.
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Some logistics providers remain skeptical about how well it will work for ports to weigh containers and transmit the data to carriers on behalf of shippers.
Rolf Habben Jansen, the chief executive officer of ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd, said he believes consolidation in the shipping industry resulting from deals such as Monday’s merger agreement between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC will benefit the container industry.
Ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine, which has been struggling to turn a profit in recent years, signed a memorandum of understanding with 2M Alliance members Maersk Line and MSC to join their major east-west vessel sharing agreement.