Global airfreight demand grew at its fastest pace in 18 months thanks primarily to the August bankruptcy announcement by South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, as well as some last-minute shipping resulting from higher-than-expected order levels.
The four-year contract is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 19 and includes an initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with additional yearly wages.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is asking for proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain electronic tolling facilities for the state's truck-only tolling program, which has been met with protests from industry organizations.
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Ocean carriers Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd and MOL announced freight rate changes.
Officials from the American Association of Railroads, along with the American Short Line and Regional Rail Association, said that federal regulators should hold off on any new rulemakings until the new administration takes over.
Donald Trump used harsh anti-trade rhetoric during his campaign, leaving many to wonder if tariffs and other trade barriers will be implemented at the expense of export and logistics jobs.