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The TPP agreement, which includes the United States and 11 other countries in the Pacific Rim and the Americas, covers a range of industries and promises to reduce or eliminate tariffs and quotas on numerous products.
Search and rescue efforts are now focused on finding survivors from the 33 crew members who were on board the Jacksonville-Puerto Rico container and roll-on/roll-off vessel operated by TOTE Maritime, formerly Sea Star Line.
No reasons was given for NYK's decision, but industry officials say it is tough for carriers to make money in the north-south trade lanes today.
After completing the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on Monday, the Obama administration now faces its next challenge: promoting the trade pact to Congress and voters.
Just prior to announcing the board of TNT Express had approved its sale to FedEx, the company issued an investor alert warning shareholders that third quarter 2015 profits would be “materially lower” than in the third quarter of 2014.
A massive influx of refugees fleeing the war in Syria has resulted in increased wait times at border crossings and reduced volumes for trucking carriers, according to the International Air Cargo Association.