Global airfreight demand grew at its fastest pace in 18 months thanks primarily to the August bankruptcy announcement by South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, as well as some last-minute shipping resulting from higher-than-expected order levels.
The four-year contract is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 19 and includes an initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with additional yearly wages.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is asking for proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain electronic tolling facilities for the state's truck-only tolling program, which has been met with protests from industry organizations.
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The South Korean ocean carrier filed for recognition of its Korean insolvency proceeding in the United States Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and the court ordered a hearing on the request for Tuesday.
Japan's three largest ocean carriers said Monday in Tokyo they will merge their container operations in mid-2017 to form what would be the sixth largest line, continuing a recent trend of industry consolidation.
Despite the recent increase in rates on major east-west trade lanes, the container shipping industry “remains mired in troubled waters,” according to the ocean freight rate benchmarking and market intelligence provider.