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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The global freight forwarder will use CargoSphere’s ocean freight Rate Mesh network to drive access to more current, accurate rates and quicken its quoting capability to customers.
The outbound cross-border eCommerce distribution center is scheduled to be built by April 2017 in Narita, Japan.
DHL Supply Chain has purchased a 100 percent stake in Carugate, Italy-based MIT Safetrans, which specializes in high value logistics services in the technology, pharmaceutical, banking and vending sectors, for an undisclosed price.