Supply chain innovation teams, created by the Federal Maritime Commission, say a national portal could improve port performance and increase American economic competitiveness.
A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
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.
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American Shipper has profiled the founders of four companies - Haven, ClearMetal, Flexport and Xeneta - that are presenting a unique approach to technology application in ocean freight.
The latest round of funding for freight forwarder Flexport shows early stage venture capital groups are nowhere near burned out on logistics technology startups.
The President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, said corporate responsibility and moral hazards are creating adverse effects on its national economy and the government will not blindly support companies in financial trouble.