The German ocean carrier is citing benefits from its planned merger with United Arab Shipping Company, but Reuters has reported a "snag" in those plans.
The freight rate marketplace and management software provider's venture capital investment has now topped $50 million as it seeks to digitize the freight rate environment.
The Seattle-based e-commerce giant’s acquisition of SOUQ.com, the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, is expected to close some time in 2017.
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Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, said the election of Donald Trump won’t cause trade liberalization to grind to a halt across the world, but it should cause those who run multinational corporations to carefully contemplate its implications.
In an industry first, the vessel sharing agreement between Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and "K" Line, also established an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the event one of the carriers within the group becomes insolvent.
FMC Commissioner Doyle says provisions in new vessel sharing agreement could protect other members in the event of a Hanjin-like bankruptcy.