XPO Logistics CEO Brad Jacobs commented on the contentious relationship between the union and his company after Teamster-affiliated protesters burst into one of the morning sessions at the JOC’s TPM Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
A significantly lower average freight rate drove Hapag-Lloyd’s revenues down 12.5 percent year-over-year in 2016 to 7.7 billion euros.
Under the newly expanded contract, Worldwide Flight Services will handle up to seven direct flights a week connecting Chicago O’Hare International Airport with Taipei and an estimated 56 million kilos in cargo annually, according to a statement from WFS.
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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.
Despite mergers and acquisitions, the industry is still plagued by overcapacity, and cost for new entrants is low.
Hyundai Merchant Marine said it expects to receive funding from a new South Korean government shipping entity, which will buy and charter back vessels to the shipping company.