Category Archives: Supply Chains

Maersk Line to Pay $4 Billion for Hamburg Süd

More mergers in ocean carrier ranks. Payback out of savings in 8 years. And what does this do to alliances?  We’ll find out, won’t we?

Maersk has finalized its purchase of container shipping line Hamburg Süd from the Oetker Group after both boards approved a Sale and Purchase Agreement today.

Source: Maersk Line to Pay $4 Billion for Hamburg Süd – Supply Chain 24/7

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By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – “Organised chaos” – that’s how one carrier describes the Asia-Europe schedules of the Ocean and THE alliances, believing there’s very little hope of vessels hitting itineraries before June. The source, an alliance member, told The Loadstar the transition of ships and containers from previous schedules to their new alliance hubs […]

screenshot-gcaptain.com 2017-04-28 10-03-26Source: New Shipping Alliances Bringing Chaos to Asia-Europe Tradelanes – gCaptain

Shanghai port, world’s busiest, grapples with traffic congestion

Fog is causing massive congestion at the Port of Shanghai.  Over 100 ships are waiting to berth.  Not fun.  Will shippers stop using Shanghai?

Source: Shanghai port, world’s busiest, grapples with traffic congestion

Cities seek deliverance from e-commerce boom

An eye-opening article via The Loadstar. Over 17% of urban congestion is delivery trucks. The USPS now delivers 5.1 billion packages a year. That is over 10 packages each.

I know I am responsible for a lot more than that.

The source article is below.

Source: Cities seek deliverance from e-commerce boom – The Loadstar

  It’s the flip-side to the “retail apocalypse:” A siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities with traffic. But not everyone agrees on what to do about it.

Source: How Cities Are Coping With the Delivery Truck Boom – CityLab