The new Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center’s yard is capable of holding over 450 trailers, 2.5 times the capacity of its previous Laredo facility.
The nominations of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce and Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation have been approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and now move to the full Senate for approval.
Brian A. Kenney, president and chief executive officer of GATX Corporation, said the company achieved record earnings per share for the full year of 2016.
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The Taiwanese government announced a $1.9 billion aid package for the country’s shipping industry, which both Yang Ming and Evergreen Line would be eligible for.
Yang Ming responded by saying it has unwavering support of Taiwan’s government and has "proactively reorganized internally to effectively reduce its operating costs."
New ship orders declined in 2016, driven down by overcapacity and sluggish global trade growth, and although devastating for shipyards and their workers, the drop may be necessary if the health of the container liner industry is going to be restored.