Japanese Shipping Companies to Merge Container Operations

Nippon Yusen KK, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Japan’s three largest shipping companies, agreed to merge their container operations into one company. Combining the container line business of the three Japanese companies will create an entity that will have a market share of 7 percent, making it the world’s sixth largest, according to the firms.

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China To Pump $770 Million Into Another African Port

China Harbour Engineering Company signed a contract with Guinea’s government on Monday to upgrade the port in the capital, Conakry. Under the contact, CHEC, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Co Ltd, will construct three docks, roads and other infrastructure. The port in Conakry handles nearly all goods shipped into Guinea, and to some landlocked neighbours like Mali.

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Asia air cargo – so far so good

There was a continued uptick in air cargo during September, although the future is clouded, says the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Provisional figures show a further improvement with 5.3% growth in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), despite prevailing weak trade conditions.

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Trail of beers: Uber Freight division completes first autonomous booze run

San Francisco startup Otto, which Uber bought last summer, completed a partially autonomous delivery of 50,000 cans of Budweiser this week in Colorado. While the technology is still in its infancy, the business model for Uber Freight has the potential to be disruptive to the freight forwarding world – at least as disruptive as it’s human displacement potential.

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Coast To Coast Moving Made Easy: Must-Know Tips

Coast to coast moving is anything but easy. As far as level of complexity and moving costs are concerned, only international moving can challenge it for the prize of the toughest type of residential moving.

To help make things easier for you, and th..

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4 Essential Tips for a Quick Bay Area Move

As trusted Bay Area
residential movers
for over 50 years, we understand that time isn’t always on your side. Having to
relocate an entire household on a tight timeline is stress-inducing to say the
least. To help you beat the crunch and make your quick move a seamless
transition, we’re bringing you…

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Willis Towers Watson Publishes Transportation Risk Index

Willis Towers Watson recently published a major study to uncover the threats, challenges and opportunities facing the transportation industry over the next ten years. While the report is not specific to HHG transport, it highlights many overlapping challenges that we all face as part of and participants in the global supply chain.

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Strike called in Chile

Fiscal employees in the country have called a 72-hour strike in support of their wage demands. Services such as customs offices will be affected. This means that the processing of consignments arriving at the country's ports and airports could be delayed while the strike continues.

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