The World Bank is assisting Malaysia to develop a national port strategy to better position its ports sector as a critical facilitator of economic growth.

Maersk Line Chief Operating Officer Soren Toft has said Neptune Orient Lines is not its only potential acquisition target, but he declined to comment on whether the Danish carrier planned to make a formal bid.

The potential acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines by CMA CGM would mark the biggest consolidation in container shipping based on the capacity of the targeted carrier, according to Alphaliner.

Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles' Christopher Chase on the impact of the 2014/2015 West Coast labor disruption, e-commerce and inland distribution.

Port of Prince Rupert

Brian Friesen spoke to about the unique model of Canada's Port of Prince Rupert rail business, which is focused o

Greater Memphis Chamber
Mark Herbison, Greater Memphis Chamber, on the city's history as a trade hub, current rail, river, road, rail and air advantages, as well as funding needs for infrastructure expansion.

Port of Long Beach
Port of Long Beach's Dr. Noel Hacegaba discusses the port's achievement of record-breaking volumes in the wake of severe port service disruptions along the West Coast due to labor negotiations, alliances and chassis shortage challenges

Descartes Systems has acquired Oz Development in a $29.5 million deal that will allow the company to extend its access to small-to-medium sizedcustomers. It’s the third major acquisition for Descartes in what the Waterloo, Canada-based firm global logistics software developer has called a “breakout year.”

DHL has named Mike Parra, a long-time logistics professional, to the position of CEO DHL Express Americas, replacing Stephen Fenwick, who is retiring Dec. 31.

The Oakland International Container Terminal is piloting a program of night and weekend gates to help relieve congestion, a strategy that is expected to go port-wide at the Northern California port in early 2016.

Work on the nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal was affected this week by a 24-hour national strike by a construction workers’ union protesting alleged court corruption and a possible increase in the nation’s retirement age.

The sharp drop in bunker prices has not undermined the competitiveness of new liquefied natural gas-powered container feeder ships for the North/Baltic Sea sulphur emission control area, according to German shipowner Nordic Hamburg.

Daniel B. Maffei, a former congressman from New York, has been nominated by President Obama to succeed Richard Lidinsky Jr. as one of the five members of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission.