U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wrote a letter urging new Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to visit aging transportation infrastructure throughout their states.
Through the first three months of 2017, however, the largest port on the U.S. East Coast has seen container throughput tick up 2.4 percent, surpassing the previous first-quarter record set in 2016, according to recent figures from the port authority.
Ward Transport and Logistics hires new chief operating officer, while the Greenbrier Cos. appoints executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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The Danish shipping giant has confirmed it is selling its Brazilian cabotage subsidiary Mercosul Line in a preemptive move aimed at satisfying any potential competition concerns from Brazil’s Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica (CADE).
Twill, the new digital freight forwarding start-up, will officially be open to new customers from April 10, allowing users to instantly place bookings, manage documentation and track shipments.
The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.