Since the worst-case scenario became a reality with September's terrorist attacks in the U.S.. organizations of all kinds have been forced to re-evaluate how security applies to their operations. While the nation's focus has been primarily on the aviation industry,
MaritimeDirect. an online information and e-commerce marketplace for the maritime shipping industry, has added new executives to its e-commerce team and expanded its global presence, supplementing its existing New York and Tokyo offices with a new office in Hong Kong.
The inevitable slimming of the ECommerce side of the marine business has commenced, with several majors dropping out of business and others merging. Last month. London-based eshipbroker LevelSeas acquired its main competitor, Houston-based SeaLogistics,