IAG Cargo posted revenues of 1.02 billion euros for 2016, a 6.6 percent drop from 2015.
The Georgia Ports Authority handled 3 million tons of cargo in January, with bulk cargo at the Port of Brunswick more than doubling January 2016 figures.
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition, National Industrial Transportation League and National Retail Federation expressed concerns over a threatened work stoppage at East and Gulf Coast ports by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
Members of the planned ocean carrier alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and “K” Line – said they plan to offer 31 services, utilizing 240 vessels to call over 75 ports.
Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle said SM Line plans on launching a transpacific service and eight intra-Asia services.