The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced a final rule establishing a national database for the drug and alcohol testing records of commercial truck and bus drivers.
Transportation and logistics companies added 8,900 positions last month, following a revised 12,200-job increase in October, according to recent preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Although Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both stated they will not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the U.S. economy will be harmed if Congress rejects the free trade deal.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection auditors are becoming less lenient regarding trade law violations and are widening their enforcement net, partly due to pressure from Congress, which has repeatedly expressed concern about protecting domestic industry.
Although free trade deals can cause short-term job losses, the long-term economic gains far outweigh the costs.