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With railroads not able to meet the December 2015 compliance deadline for positive train control, an extension is needed, according a letter sent to every member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week.
“Supply chain has to be at the forefront of every enterprise in the world, especially ones that are consumer-facing,” Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Monday at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ annual conference in San Diego.
Search and rescue efforts are now focused on finding survivors from the 33 crew members who were on board the Jacksonville-Puerto Rico container and roll-on/roll-off vessel operated by TOTE Maritime, formerly Sea Star Line.
The Israeli ocean carrier recently returned to the black, posting adjusted net profits of $23 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared with a net loss of $50 million the previous year.
With more tonnage to be delivered next year, London-based shipping consultant Drewry says "the overhang of excess capacity [in the ocean freight industry] will be even greater than that experienced in 2009."
Capacity growth was relatively stagnant across the three major east-west trades in the third quarter of 2015, as slowing global trade and an economic recession in China caused volumes to remain weak even during the summer peak shipping season.