American Shipper’s sister publication, the Adam Smith Project, wrote Monday about the dangers of recalibrating trade statistics to suit policy initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer Ted Fick resigned earlier this month amid a Washington State Auditor's Office investigation into an alleged $4.8 million in potentially illegal payouts to port employees.
Michael J. Ward and Clarence W. Gooden, chief executive officer and president of CSX, respectively, will retire from the company May 31, 2017, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad said in a statement.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, an estimate of spot rates published each Friday from Shanghai to 15 regions around the world, fell 0.6 percent since last Friday to a reading of 948.08.
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.