American Shipper is gathering feedback from shippers, carriers, and others to better understand perspectives on how well the Federal Maritime Commission is doing as chief U.S. regulator of the shipping industry.
The shipping research and consulting firm attributed November’s year-over-year increase in idled containership capacity to the Panama Canal’s new locks, which made smaller containerships less attractive, along with Hanjin’s bankruptcy.
The Dubai-based operator will own 55 percent of a new vehicle targeting port and terminal investment opportunities outside of the United Arab Emirates, while Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will hold the other 45 percent.
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Maersk Group’s intra-Americas regional ocean carrier SeaLand released an app that offers freight tracking, sailing schedules, estimated time of arrival data and cargo status updates.
The freight rate marketplace provider unveiled an algorithm-based tool for ocean, air and trucking modes that can be integrated through an application programming interface (API).
Descartes Systems Group has acquired 4Solutions, an Australia-based provider of cloud-based business-to-business supply chain solutions, for about $2.7 million