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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Following Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership, Hyundai Merchant Marine will start up two new services, one between Korea and the U.S. and one between Korea and Europe.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
Japan's three largest ocean carriers said Monday in Tokyo they will merge their container operations in mid-2017 to form what would be the sixth largest line, continuing a recent trend of industry consolidation.