Panama is joining the shipping digital community with the first web platform in the region which allows Panamanian importers and exporters to take advantage of this maritime and air connectivity.

Container lines CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd have joined the funding for digital platform New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX).

Independent freight arrangement and booking platform AgreeFreight, fresh from its success with Asia-Europe routes, will now launch five weekly sailings from Asia to key Arabian Gulf ports in conjunction with major line CMA CGM.

CMA CGM has joined Maersk Line in teaming up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to provide online booking for shipments.