Transportation planners and industry executives briefed House lawmakers last week on progress made so far with implementing freight provisions of the FAST Act.
The parcel carrier’s expedited shipping segment will raise prices by an average of 3.9 percent in Germany, effective Jan. 1, 2017, with prices in other countries varying based on local conditions, the company said in a statement.
The total value of cross-border freight between the United States and North American trading partners Canada and Mexico slipped another 6.4 percent year-over-year in June 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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Trade organizations representing shippers and transportation organizations on Monday sent a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna, requesting discussions begin on either a contract extension or a new contract.
Overall intermodal traffic in North America fell 6.1 percent in second quarter 2016, the first volume decline in 25 consecutive quarters, according to data from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Vargo appoints former Target supply chain VP to president of its Vargo Adaptive Software division, while The International Air Cargo Association elects a board member and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations names legal affairs director.