Supply chain innovation teams, created by the Federal Maritime Commission, say a national portal could improve port performance and increase American economic competitiveness.
A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
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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.
Louise Muenter, head of media and stakeholder relations at A.P. Moeller-Maersk, said a corporate restructuring is a possibility following a report the Danish shipping conglomerate could be split into separate transportation and energy companies.
The Danish conglomerate said one division will focus on transport and logistics, while the other division will focus on energy.