Gene Seroka, executive director at the Port of Los Angeles, said 2016 was an “epic” year, and in 2017, the port will focus on improvements in process management, information technology and land use.
Shares in the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad jumped 23.4 percent on Thursday to close at $45.51 following reports outgoing Canadian Pacific CEO E. Hunter Harrison could be eyeing CSX as his next landing spot.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol reported a cargo throughput of 1.66 million metric tons for the full year in 2016, a 2.5 percent increase compared with 2015 and a record for the airport.
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Sen. John Thune, R.-S.D., was selected to lead the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a second straight term.
New ship orders declined in 2016, driven down by overcapacity and sluggish global trade growth, and although devastating for shipyards and their workers, the drop may be necessary if the health of the container liner industry is going to be restored.
The global shipping consultancy said there will be minimal aggregate multipurpose fleet growth to 2020, due to increased demolition levels in the multipurpose and competing sectors, combined with the decreased number of newbuilding orders.