Supply chain innovation teams, created by the Federal Maritime Commission, say a national portal could improve port performance and increase American economic competitiveness.
A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
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Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.
A spokesperson from Hanjin told American Shipper Monday that 28 of the ships it operates have completed cargo unloading.
The South Korean carrier said certain providers have been charging its customers more than what it would have charged to transport cargo and has tried to intervene, taking its concern up with the Federal Maritime Commission.