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APL said it plans to hike refrigerated container rates globally by $1,500 on Jan. 7.
"Rates are currently at
unsustainable levels, and we face the challenge of escalating
operational costs, which show no signs of abating," the Singapore-based carrier said.
APL's action follows similar decisions to hike reefer rates by other carriers, including Maersk.
No reasons was given for NYK's decision, but industry officials say it is tough for carriers to make money in the north-south trade lanes today.
The forwarder will transport Toyota Material Handling Group's new line of racking systems from suppliers to the company's customer sites across Europe.
The home improvement retailer opened a 1.6 million-square-foot direct fulfillment center in Troy Township, Ohio to support continued growth in online sales.
The Federal Aviation Administration will provide a $27 million grant to help the City of Williston, N.D., buy land for a new airport to replace Sloulin Field International Airport.
Brightstar Group and Unik Toyz Trading, both based out of Los Angeles, Calif., agreed in federal court to cease their imports of hazardous children's toys.
Data from shipment management software provider CargoSmart finds CKYHE carriers saw no transpacific vessels calls at four key U.S. ports delayed by more than 12 hours, outperforming the other major alliances.