U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wrote a letter urging new Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to visit aging transportation infrastructure throughout their states.
Through the first three months of 2017, however, the largest port on the U.S. East Coast has seen container throughput tick up 2.4 percent, surpassing the previous first-quarter record set in 2016, according to recent figures from the port authority.
Ward Transport and Logistics hires new chief operating officer, while the Greenbrier Cos. appoints executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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The appointment of outgoing Canadian Pacific Chief Executive E. Hunter Harrison as CEO of Class I railroad CSX is still contingent on a shareholder vote over $84 million in benefits and equity awards he forfeited by leaving CP six months ahead of schedule.
The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad started the process of laying off around 1,000 employees yesterday, according to a report from local NBC/ABC affiliate First Coast News.