American Shipper’s sister publication, the Adam Smith Project, wrote Monday about the dangers of recalibrating trade statistics to suit policy initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer Ted Fick resigned earlier this month amid a Washington State Auditor's Office investigation into an alleged $4.8 million in potentially illegal payouts to port employees.
Michael J. Ward and Clarence W. Gooden, chief executive officer and president of CSX, respectively, will retire from the company May 31, 2017, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad said in a statement.
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Yang Ming responded by saying it has unwavering support of Taiwan’s government and has "proactively reorganized internally to effectively reduce its operating costs."
The Taiwanese ocean carrier has sold 161 million new shares to the state-run National Development Fund, Taiwan Navigation and a handful of unnamed institutional investors, according to multiple media reports.
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.