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The planned Nov. 2 rate hike will be FedEx’s second in nine months, according to multiple media reports.
Rickmers-Linie, Schneider and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems name chief officers, while NYK Ports and ABP appoint business directors.
Absolute Worldwide Logistics has acquired Shipmymachinery.com, an online web portal specialized in equipment over-the-road transportation.
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."
Capacity growth was relatively stagnant across the three major east-west trades in the third quarter of 2015, as slowing global trade and an economic recession in China caused volumes to remain weak even during the summer peak shipping season.