Major freight railroads in the United States employed 152,486 workers as of the middle of September 2016, down 0.17 percent from the previous month and 8.7 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board.
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has acquired Milford, Conn.-based C & V Transportation in an effort to expand its operations in southern New England and the Port of New York and New Jersey, the company said in a statement.
The deferred airfreight transportation services and drayage provider’s third quarter 2016 net income fell 24.2 percent to $11.9 million compared with the same 2015 period, according to the company’s most recent financial statements.
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The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.
Various media reports have speculated the sale of South Korean liner carrier Hanjin Shipping, viewing COSCO and Maersk Line as possible buyers.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation criticized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saying it was told by CBP that it had concerns crew could try and jump ship due to the Hanjin situation.