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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.
The Port of Los Angeles will begin construction this summer on a two-year project to upgrade and expand berths and backlands at the Yusen Terminals LLC container terminal.
Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama said the new cranes are part of a $270 million expansion plan at the cargo terminal.
SeaLand and APL ships will call Packer Avenue Terminal at the Port of Philadelphia.
International Longshoremen’s Association and employers represented by the United States Maritime Alliance will begin full wage scale meetings in mid‐September.
Total shipments and total revenues for third party logistics providers both fell in first quarter 2015 compared to fourth quarter 2014, according to a recent benchmarking report from the Transportation Intermediaries Association.
Daseke, Inc., an open-deck and specialty transportation company, announced it would merge with Charleston, S.C.-based Bulldog Hiway Express.