A coalition of 25 business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to address fees imposed when shippers can't pick-up and return cargo, containers and chassis for reasons beyond their control.
A merger of Yang Ming, which is 33 percent owned by the government, with a private company such as Evergreen Line, would be difficult to achieve, contends Chen Ou-po, a member of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
The funds will be dispersed to 32 university transportation centers to advance research and education programs addressing critical transportation challenges in the United States, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.
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Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.
A spokesperson from Hanjin told American Shipper Monday that 28 of the ships it operates have completed cargo unloading.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said U.S. import prices experienced a monthly increase of 0.1 percent due to higher fuel prices, while U.S. export prices ticked up 0.3 percent from a month prior.