The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced a final rule establishing a national database for the drug and alcohol testing records of commercial truck and bus drivers.
Transportation and logistics companies added 8,900 positions last month, following a revised 12,200-job increase in October, according to recent preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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On a bright note, the port authority said it will be using a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Maritime Administration to improve the barge program that transports containers between Red Hook in Brooklyn and Port Newark.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index increased 11.3 percent from last week to a reading of 884.95, thanks to sharp increases from Shanghai to Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 3.5 percent from last Friday to a reading of 707.68, declining for the second straight week as the short-term boost after Hanjin Shipping filed for receivership at the end of August has now faded.