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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Electronics manufacturer Samsung said in court filings that "cargo owners are being held hostage," while Maher Terminals said it "is not required to extend free credit to Hanjin, and should not be forced to."
The now insolvent South Korean ocean carrier released a status update Monday on the 97 vessels it operates, which illustrated that 59 of these vessels are still waiting in open sea.
Although exports from Japan in September fell 6.9 percent from a year prior to 5.97 trillion yen, the decline was not as sharp as analysts had projected.