Regulators in the United Kingdom ordered Amazon UK Services Ltd. to pay 65,000 British pounds (U.S. $84,288.92) for four counts of “causing dangerous goods to be delivered for carriage in an aircraft,” according to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.
The parcel giant and unmanned aircraft manufacturer CyPhy Works have begun joint testing of drone usage for commercial package delivery in remote or difficult-to-reach locations, according to a statement from the company.
Ocean carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and MOL announced “Freight All Kinds” and general rate increases on various trades.
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The President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, said corporate responsibility and moral hazards are creating adverse effects on its national economy and the government will not blindly support companies in financial trouble.
Datamyne provided American Shipper with statistics illustrating how some non-vessel-operating common carriers pulled U.S. import volume from Hanjin ships prior to August, while others ramped up their use of the financially stricken carrier.
Third-party logistics providers like Expeditors International of Washington have traditionally benefitted from disruptions in direct shipper/carrier relationships, according to a recent client note from William Blair Equity Research.