A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
Marseilles, France-based ocean carrier CMA CGM said that since Oct. 17, U.S. Lines’ services have been rebranded as ANL on the Oceania trades and APL on the transpacific trades.
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Under the reorganization plan, most of International Shipholding Corp. (ISH) would be acquired by SEACOR, and ISH also plans to sell a business that includes operations in Southeast Asia to a company affiliated with its current CEO, Erik L. Johnsen.
The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.
The French shipping company, which acquired Neptune Orient Lines and its APL subsidiary earlier this year, is seeking a buyer for the APL container terminals.