Transportation planners and industry executives briefed House lawmakers last week on progress made so far with implementing freight provisions of the FAST Act.
The parcel carrier’s expedited shipping segment will raise prices by an average of 3.9 percent in Germany, effective Jan. 1, 2017, with prices in other countries varying based on local conditions, the company said in a statement.
The total value of cross-border freight between the United States and North American trading partners Canada and Mexico slipped another 6.4 percent year-over-year in June 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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Carriers may seek to "turn the table" on shippers who drove hard bargains, but an upturn in rates may be short-lived.
Datamyne provided American Shipper with statistics illustrating how some non-vessel-operating common carriers pulled U.S. import volume from Hanjin ships prior to August, while others ramped up their use of the financially stricken carrier.
Following Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership, Hyundai Merchant Marine will start up two new services, one between Korea and the U.S. and one between Korea and Europe.