The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced a final rule establishing a national database for the drug and alcohol testing records of commercial truck and bus drivers.
Transportation and logistics companies added 8,900 positions last month, following a revised 12,200-job increase in October, according to recent preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Shipment volumes in September 2016 slipped 0.4 percent from the previous month and 3.1 percent compared with the same 2015 period, the 19th straight month of year-over-year volume declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
The Port of Montreal has plans for a new terminal in Contrecoeur, while DP World signed a lease in July to expand and operate the Rodney container terminal in Saint John, and new container terminals are proposed in Melford and Sydney.
Effective Nov. 1, 2016, persons and organizations importing, handling or transporting crude oil into and within Canada are no longer legally allowed to use the older, less-reliable DOT-111 tank cars, Transport Canada said in a statement.