American Shipper’s sister publication, the Adam Smith Project, wrote Monday about the dangers of recalibrating trade statistics to suit policy initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer Ted Fick resigned earlier this month amid a Washington State Auditor's Office investigation into an alleged $4.8 million in potentially illegal payouts to port employees.
Michael J. Ward and Clarence W. Gooden, chief executive officer and president of CSX, respectively, will retire from the company May 31, 2017, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad said in a statement.
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Liberty Woods International filed a lawsuit in personam against Dalia Ship Holding and in rem against Dalia’s ship, the Ocean Quartz, seeking $1.4 million for damage it said occurred to shipments of plywood.
New ship orders declined in 2016, driven down by overcapacity and sluggish global trade growth, and although devastating for shipyards and their workers, the drop may be necessary if the health of the container liner industry is going to be restored.
The Southern California ports are partnering with Danish shipping giant Maersk Line to monitor emissions from high-efficiency vessels and better gauge the impact on air pollution.