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.
The e-commerce giant will add 2,000 new full-time positions at two new California fulfillment centers and more than 5,000 jobs in the United Kingdom during 2017.
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Tom Cook, managing director of Blue Tiger International, discussed the negative effects of risk exposure in the global supply chain and how to manage those risks.
While air cargo is still in a fragile state, no matter what happens to the health of the industry, new regulations and challenges will abound in 2017, said Jon Ross, a former American Shipper editor who is an expert on the air cargo industry.
An internal investigation into roll-up transportation and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ financial reports has concluded that its 10-K SEC statements dating back to 2014 overstated earnings by between $20 million and $25 million.