U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wrote a letter urging new Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to visit aging transportation infrastructure throughout their states.
Through the first three months of 2017, however, the largest port on the U.S. East Coast has seen container throughput tick up 2.4 percent, surpassing the previous first-quarter record set in 2016, according to recent figures from the port authority.
Ward Transport and Logistics hires new chief operating officer, while the Greenbrier Cos. appoints executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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A Hapag-Lloyd spokesperson told American Shipper space is tight on the Europe to Asia trade right now from an uptick in volumes, which is abnormal for this time of year.
Various headwinds in 2016 sent the industry into a tailspin, culminating with the demise of Hanjin Shipping, a company many thought was too big to fail.
Rep. John Delaney, R-Md., this week filed two bipartisan bills that would fund the rebuilding of ailing U.S. transportation infrastructure with revenues from a one-time bond sale to U.S. corporations and long-term international tax reform.