The Georgia Ports Authority handled 3 million tons of cargo in January, with bulk cargo at the Port of Brunswick more than doubling January 2016 figures.
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.
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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.”
Shares in Orient Overseas International Ltd., the parent company of ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line, have jumped more than 25 percent since the end of 2016, reaching a 52-week high on Wednesday.
Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line said the acquisition of Hamburg Süd would boost its share of the world container fleet from 15.7 percent to 18.6 percent, and increase its capacity from 3.14 million TEUs to 3.76 million TEUs.