Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. handled a total of 1.65 million metric tons of airfreight for the full year in 2016, a record for the terminal operator and a 1.7 percent improvement from the previous year.
The Memphis, Tenn.-based integrator moved up the previously announced appointment of David Bronczek as president and chief operating officer from the beginning of 2018 to Feb. 1, 2017, the company said in a statement.
The South Carolina Ports Authority said container volumes, breakbulk tonnage, and vehicle shipments all increased in December from a year prior.
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Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, said the election of Donald Trump won’t cause trade liberalization to grind to a halt across the world, but it should cause those who run multinational corporations to carefully contemplate its implications.
Under new rules that took effect last month, freight forwarders managing inbound shipments to Canada must now submit electronic house bills of lading prior to arrival.
Harold J. Daggett, president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, said the union will oppose fully-automated container terminals in upcoming contract talks with the United States Maritime Alliance.