Chris Koch helped build the shipping council into a bridge to other associations and global governing bodies during his 15 years in charge.
Liner carriers in the transpacific say they will begin to impose a $1,000-per-FEU surcharge on Monday.
Purchasing Managers Index climbs for 17th straight month to near 60 points, which corresponds to roughly 5% GDP growth.
Ports, airports and railways ready to implement winter contingency plans.
Belgian port reports record growth thanks to container and liquid bulk sectors.
Railway and intermodal provider set records for revenues and earnings in 2014.