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 began testing a residential drone delivery system.
The Waco, Texas-based less-than-truckload common carrier’s purchase of certain assets of Wilson Trucking expands Central Freight Lines’ reach into the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, the company said in a statement.
The largest cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast handled 4.56 million TEUs of loaded containers for the full year, a 1 percent decline from 2015 levels, according to recent data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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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.”
Fellow Japanese ocean carrier “K” Line exited the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Aug. 19, while MOL, the other major ocean carrier based out of Japan, left the group in 2008.
The transportation and logistics industry has experienced a notable year between Hanjin’s bankruptcy, the new verified gross mass regulation and the expanded Panama Canal.