APMM’s Pilot Freight Services buy announced yesterday served as yet another reminder of Premium’s repeated assertion that what was previously the world’s largest container shipping carrier is now effectively reinventing itself a contract logistics operator.

It may not be the only carrier to conclude that the time is ripe for expansion into adjacent and outlying logistics sectors.

French carrier CMA CGM has a phenomenal taste for inorganic growth and private equity-like deals, opportunistically snapping up what it finds on its way, seldom randomly, ...

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