The group sent a letter to the President-elect, praising his recognition of the need for infrastructure investment and making suggestions on how to improve the economic competitiveness of the nation’s multimodal freight network.
Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, said companies can exert little control over the macro conditions that impact trade, but they can use today’s low-growth trade environment as an opportunity to review and optimize their processes.
Despite a populist backlash championed by Donald Trump against the outcome of free trade deals, Sen. Johnson and other Republicans are cautioning against protectionism.
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Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. has confirmed it is looking to buy the now insolvent South Korean shipping company’s 54 percent stake in the Southern California container terminal.
Members of California’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to get involved in the Hanjin insolvency, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Hanjin’s stranded ships may have goods needed to keep U.S. assembly lines running.
Several ocean carriers have decided to launch various routes in order to fill the void from Hanjin’s halted operation.