• Shippers cast doubt on carrier online initiative The news that Maersk has launched a container booking system with Alibaba has left some shippers unimpressed, saying that freight forwarders and consolidators can provide a broader range of services and are more cost effective than the carriers. This was the reaction from Sunny Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council to the […] Fwd News 0 Comments January 31, 2017
  • 2016 in Review: A year of change for shipping lines With an unprecedented number of mergers and acquisitions and one bankruptcy, it was a year of considerable change for liner shipping. As the industry had been placing orders for, and spending billions of dollars on, massive, state-of-the-art containerships, they ultimately had to sell container slots from Asia to Europe for shockingly low prices. As carryover […] Fwd News 0 Comments January 31, 2017