The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that in September, 64.7 percent of freight between the United States and its partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement was transported by truck.
The German ocean carrier’s employees demonstrated Friday in Hamburg, seeking job protection in the wake of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Maersk Line.
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Investments in new projects are slowing, and Neil Davidson, senior analyst in Drewry’s ports and terminals practice, warned that a sudden rebound in demand could be a problem.
The National Retail Federation, the California Trucking Association Intermodal Conference and the Harbor Trucking Association have proposed a “joint powers authority” to oversee funding of night and weekend terminal operations.
The port authority’s board of commissioners approved two contracts worth $217 million for 86 rail-mounted gantry cranes, with 60 of the cranes going to Norfolk International Terminals and the additional 26 cranes going to Virginia International Gateway.