American Shipper’s sister publication, the Adam Smith Project, wrote Monday about the dangers of recalibrating trade statistics to suit policy initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer Ted Fick resigned earlier this month amid a Washington State Auditor's Office investigation into an alleged $4.8 million in potentially illegal payouts to port employees.
Michael J. Ward and Clarence W. Gooden, chief executive officer and president of CSX, respectively, will retire from the company May 31, 2017, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad said in a statement.
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A study prepared for the Directorate-General for Climate Action found that savings from Flettner rotors and wing sails are seen as comparable.
The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.
Historically low ocean freight rates have caused carriers to implement cost-cutting measures that have reduced reliability, meaning shippers need to be more flexible in how they procure capacity.