Global airfreight demand grew at its fastest pace in 18 months thanks primarily to the August bankruptcy announcement by South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, as well as some last-minute shipping resulting from higher-than-expected order levels.
The four-year contract is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 19 and includes an initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more than 55 to 75 percent, with additional yearly wages.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is asking for proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain electronic tolling facilities for the state's truck-only tolling program, which has been met with protests from industry organizations.
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Japanese container carrier Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha could be targeted by Singapore-based hedge fund Effissimo, the firm’s largest shareholder as of early August, according to recent media reports.
At 11:00 a.m. EST, the National Hurricane Center issued a public advisory that said the Category 3 hurricane was 55 miles north/northeast of Cabo Lucrecia, Cuba and about 105 miles south of Long Island, Bahamas.
Ron Widdows, the former chief executive officer of both Neptune Orient Lines and Rickmers Holding, told American Shipper he thought Hanjin Shipping handled its financial collapse “pretty badly.”