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APL said it plans to hike refrigerated container rates globally by $1,500 on Jan. 7.
"Rates are currently at
unsustainable levels, and we face the challenge of escalating
operational costs, which show no signs of abating," the Singapore-based carrier said.
APL's action follows similar decisions to hike reefer rates by other carriers, including Maersk.
MOL: Cargo volumes to Asia showed weak growth; north-south trades see "substantial downswing"
PMA said ships will not load or unload cargo Thursday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday due to continuing ILWU slowdowns.
Liner carriers in the transpacific say they will begin to impose a $1,000-per-FEU surcharge on Monday.
Sales, hiring and capital expenditures are expected to rise, according to a Business Roundtable survey.
Congressional watchdog agency told Senate lawmakers that FMCSA should enhance its Safety Measurement System for motor carriers.
Containers in stack at Centerm contained trichloroisocyanuric acid, according to the terminal operator.