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 terminal operator increased spending from $70 million to $200 million in preparation for ultra large containerships.
Matson President and CEO Matt Cox said the Honolulu-based shipping company had “exceptional” results for the full year of 2015, while fourth quarter 2016 results were hindered by the increase in bunker fuel prices from mid-November through December.
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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.
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Executive Director Ruth Snowden said trade is an important source of jobs for the country.