The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that in September, 64.7 percent of freight between the United States and its partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement was transported by truck.
The German ocean carrier’s employees demonstrated Friday in Hamburg, seeking job protection in the wake of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Maersk Line.
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Members of the planned ocean carrier alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK, MOL and “K” Line – said they plan to offer 31 services, utilizing 240 vessels to call over 75 ports.
The Austin, Texas-based publisher and intelligence company said that although pirate attacks will continue to decline, maritime threats, such as militant attacks, will still pose a considerable challenge to global shipping companies.
The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday the nation’s trade deficit in September fell 9.9 from a month prior amid stronger exports.