Evergreen is the latest container line to team up with Alibaba Group for the online booking of containers on selected services from China.

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.

Freight bookings for Asia-Europe services on CMA CGM can now be made through the independent freight agreement and booking platform AgreeFreight.

The advent of e-commerce and its increasing popularity on a global scale have prompted container carrier Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) to evaluate and relook at potential partnerships with online retail giants, according to Andy Tung, ceo of OOCL.

As the world’s largest container carrier Maersk Line pushes ahead with digitalisation of the customer experience its raises the question of role of intermediaries such as freight forwarders.

Ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA announced that 34-year shipping veteran Vijay Minocha would be replacing Jim Whalen as Asia Pacific president based in Singapore, reporting directly to INTTRA ceo John Fay in the US.

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