The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced a final rule establishing a national database for the drug and alcohol testing records of commercial truck and bus drivers.
Transportation and logistics companies added 8,900 positions last month, following a revised 12,200-job increase in October, according to recent preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
Patrik Berglund, chief executive officer of Oslo-based ocean freight rate intelligence platform Xeneta, said Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency has “turned the market on its head,” but the real question is “how long will this last?”
Peak season capacity took a major hit in third quarter 2016 as carriers scrambled to replace services interrupted by Hanjin Shipping’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy announcement.