Hanne B. Sørensen, chief executive of A.P. Møller-Maersk’s third-party logistics subsidiary, will be replaced by current Maersk Line Head of East West Trades Klaus Rud Sejling, the company said in a statement.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 3.5 percent from last Friday to a reading of 707.68, declining for the second straight week as the short-term boost after Hanjin Shipping filed for receivership at the end of August has now faded.
The Japanese ocean carrier has acquired a 25 percent share of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, a construction firm specializing in offshore and subsea oil and gas facilities, from Singapore’s Ezra Holdings and Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation.
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The National Retail Federation, along with a coalition of 120 retail, manufacturing and agriculture groups, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker asking her to continue to work towards a swift resolution for shippers.
The world’s two largest container shipping carriers, Maersk Line and MSC, are beefing up their presence on the transpacific trade in the wake of Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership in Korea last week.
The latest round of funding for freight forwarder Flexport shows early stage venture capital groups are nowhere near burned out on logistics technology startups.