Port of Mobile launches search for new CEO

James Lyons’ successor as head of the Alabama State Port Authority will have plenty on their plate as the Port of Mobile looks to expand its container handling capacity and attract new shipping services amid growing volumes.

Spate of news out of Maersk reflects reinvention pressures

The world’s largest container line is headlong into a business transformation that’s highly visible, partly of its own doing and partly due to the increased scrutiny such a change by a market leader brings.

Slowing growth darkens outlook for India's public ports

November data shows the cargo loss from India’s major public ports is accelerating, putting even more pressure on stakeholders to stop the bleeding.

Consumers keep wheels on US freight economy

IHS Markit points to a “modest upturn” in the US economy, with consumer demand keeping freight in motion.

Allcargo deal poised to reshape India logistics play

India-based Allcargo has taken a controlling stake in domestic express leader Gati, a move that signals Allcargo is looking to diversify beyond its core ocean transportation business and reshape the country’s logistics space.

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