The Agriculture Transportation Coalition, National Industrial Transportation League and National Retail Federation expressed concerns over a threatened work stoppage at East and Gulf Coast ports by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
Waymo, the automated vehicle subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, has filed a lawsuit against Uber, alleging intellectual property theft and patent infringement by the co-founder of its recently purchased self-driving technology provider Otto.
The Justice Department said a federal jury in Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday convicted two chief engineers of the vessel Green Sky of falsifying documents to conceal illegal discharges of oily bilge waste and obstruction charges.
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The container freight market is strengthening as carriers begin some 2017 negotiations, and Drewry said some shippers could see contract rates rise 20-40 percent in worst case scenarios.
The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
Danish shipping company Maersk Line and Chinese e-commerce marketplace Alibaba teamed up to provide sellers direct bookings with the container line, marking another development in the rapidly changing ocean freight procurement space.