The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based third-party logistics provider said the app increases supply chain visibility by photo-documenting shipments to improve compliance and reduce costs.
Agriculture Transportation Coalition Executive Director Peter Friedmann wrote a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Thursday, asking for help in preventing a work stoppage on U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports, which the ILA has threatened.
Meanwhile, the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider also announced plans to offer Saturday delivery options in large metropolitan areas in the U.S., and has began testing a residential drone delivery system.
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Hyundai Merchant Marine said it expects to receive funding from a new South Korean government shipping entity, which will buy and charter back vessels to the shipping company.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye said the reduction from four to three major container shipping alliances should decrease rates on the transpacific trade, but the decline could be offset by upward rate pressure due to expected mergers.
The International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.