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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The European software company NaviTrans, which provides systems to forwarders, will enable access to INTTRA’s booking, shipping instructions and tracking solutions.
Shipment volumes in August 2016 were relatively flat from the previous month, but expenditures slid 3.3 percent, while both were well below 2015 levels, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
The association has been pushing for standardization around importer identification, but is concerned about a customs reauthorization bill approved by Congress, which calls on brokers to provide importer information to CBP.