Agriculture Transportation Coalition Executive Director Peter Friedmann wrote a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Thursday, asking for help in preventing a work stoppage on U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports, which the ILA has threatened.
Meanwhile, the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider also announced plans to offer Saturday delivery options in large metropolitan areas in the U.S., and has began testing a residential drone delivery system.
The e-commerce giant will add 2,000 new full-time positions at two new California fulfillment centers and more than 5,000 jobs in the United Kingdom during 2017.
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President Donald Trump threatens to impose a tax of up to 20 percent on Mexican imports as part of a plan to construct a wall between Mexico and the United States.
COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd. and CMA CGM Terminals Holding signed a worldwide memorandum of understanding to seek cooperation at ports worldwide, with preference being given to ports called by the Ocean Alliance.
The new Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center’s yard is capable of holding over 450 trailers, 2.5 times the capacity of its previous Laredo facility.