The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based third-party logistics provider said the app increases supply chain visibility by photo-documenting shipments to improve compliance and reduce costs.
Agriculture Transportation Coalition Executive Director Peter Friedmann wrote a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Thursday, asking for help in preventing a work stoppage on U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports, which the ILA has threatened.
Meanwhile, the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider also announced plans to offer Saturday delivery options in large metropolitan areas in the U.S., and has began testing a residential drone delivery system.
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President Donald Trump threatens to impose a tax of up to 20 percent on Mexican imports as part of a plan to construct a wall between Mexico and the United States.
The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
The Californian port said its plans to raise the height of six ship-to-shore cranes by 26 feet beginning in April, allowing them to reach containers stacked aboard the largest ships calling North America.