The new president immediately put the world on notice that his administration will combat unfair trade practices, which many interpret as a return to protectionism.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Mike Zampa.
Chaos in the ocean shipping industry has led to a winter of shippers’ discontent as freight transportation managers scramble to determine how carriers will meet their transportation requirements after several carrier mergers and acquisitions took place.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
The freight forwarder and customs broker has merged with Fred P. Gaskell Co. of Norfolk, Va., effective Nov. 1, 2016, according to a statement from the company.
The success of a blockchain, which is essentially a specific type of database where time-stamped and authenticated digital records are compiled, is based on two foundational concepts: data immutability and the distributed nature of how data is assembled.